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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 5.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 15 22 $79,971 $85,990
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $105,323 $113,250
2-Door Carrera Coupe Tiptronic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $59,884 $68,600
2-Door Carrera Coupe Tiptronic 18 26 $59,884 $68,600
2-Door Carrera Targa 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $66,363 $76,000
2-Door Carrera Targa Tiptronic 18 26 $66,363 $76,000
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $68,464 $78,400
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet Tiptronic 18 26 $68,464 $78,400
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe 6-Speed Manual S 17 24 $71,441 $81,800
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe Tiptronic S 17 23 $71,441 $81,800
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $73,367 $84,000
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet Tiptronic 17 23 $73,367 $84,000
2-Door Carrera Turbo 6-Speed Manual 15 22 $101,558 $116,200
2-Door Carrera Turbo Tiptronic 15 22 $101,558 $116,200
2-Door Carrera Turbo 6-Speed Manual GT2 15 22 $171,495 $181,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,971
$59,884
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,990
$68,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1433 / month
$1143 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 70.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.6
Second Leg Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 174.5
Height, Overall (in) 51.1 51.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.9 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 92.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down) 4.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 12.53 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 255/45ZR17 P255/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/45ZR17 P205/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4125 3080
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 23.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 273 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 3.6L/219
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 315 @ 6800
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 18
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.19
Trans Order Code NA 249
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Tiptronic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.60
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche 911 Carrera
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Cpe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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