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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 16 23 $82,584 $88,800
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Manual 15 21 $41,166 $45,650
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 18 24 $42,288 $46,800
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Manual 15 21 $42,056 $46,650
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro AWD Automatic 18 24 $43,178 $47,800
2-Door Cabriolet quattro AWD Manual 15 21 $48,464 $53,850
2-Door Cabriolet quattro AWD Automatic 18 23 $49,586 $55,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,584
$41,166
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,800
$45,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1480 / month
$761 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.3 90.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.1
Second Head Room (in) - 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.3
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 60.1
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 69.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 179.0
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 13.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.87
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 13.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 36.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 255/40WR18 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size Compact P235/40ZR18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35WR18 P235/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4065 3825.3
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 302 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 340 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 15
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.46
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Audi S4
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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