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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
2-Door Convertible
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,584
$69,731
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,800
$75,385
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1480 / month
$1256 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 54.3
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.61
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 177.7
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 50.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 105.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 72.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 11.6 max 4.4 min
Brakes
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 - 12.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.0 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21 18
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Speed-sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35WR18 P235/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/40WR18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4065 3647
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 310 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LH2
Displacement 5.0L/303 4.6L/279
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 320 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.60
Trans Type 7 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.21
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Cadillac XLR
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Conv
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs SLA double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs SLA double wishbone
 
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