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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 Roadster 5-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual 20 29 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic 18 26 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S 18 26 $45,001 $51,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S 17 26 $45,001 $51,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,971
$37,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,990
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1433 / month
$710 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 170.1
Height, Overall (in) 51.1 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.9 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 95.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.1 (Top Up) 7.3 (Top Down) 9.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 11.7 x 0.95
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 11.5 x 0.8
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
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 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 255/45ZR17 P225/50ZR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/45ZR17 P205/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare 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 2811
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 5.0L/303 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 228 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 192 @ 4750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche Boxster
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Lower Control Arms Independent
 
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