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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 Coupe Carrera Tiptronic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual Carrera 18 26 $59,884 $68,600
2-Door Coupe Tiptronic Carrera 18 26 $59,884 $68,600
2-Door Targa 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $66,363 $76,000
2-Door Targa Tiptronic 18 26 $66,363 $76,000
2-Door Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual Carrera 18 26 $68,464 $78,400
2-Door Cabriolet Tiptronic Carrera 18 26 $68,464 $78,400
2-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual Carrera 4S 17 24 $72,842 $83,400
2-Door Coupe Tiptronic Carrera 4S 17 23 $72,842 $83,400
2-Door Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual Carrera 4 17 24 $73,367 $84,000
2-Door Cabriolet Tiptronic Carrera 4 17 23 $73,367 $84,000
2-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual Turbo 15 22 $103,484 $118,400
2-Door Coupe Tiptronic Turbo 14 22 $103,484 $118,400
2-Door Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual Turbo 15 22 $112,064 $128,200
2-Door Cabriolet Tiptronic Turbo 14 22 $112,064 $128,200
2-Door Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual Carrera 4S 17 24 $81,422 $93,200
2-Door Cabriolet Tiptronic Carrera 4S 17 23 $81,422 $93,200
2-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual GT3 15 23 $87,287 $99,900
2-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual GT2 Turbo 15 23 $181,795 $191,700
2-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual 40th Ann Carrera 18 26 $78,445 $89,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,584
$59,884
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,800
$68,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1480 / month
$1143 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.3 70
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) - 31.5
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) 51.0 51.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 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) 10.2 4.6
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 - 12.53 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) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.78 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21 16.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35WR18 P255/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/40WR18 P205/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4065 3080
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 17 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 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) 143 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) 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.41
Trans Type 7 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.19
Trans Order Code NA 249
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Tiptronic
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche 911
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Cpe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link 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-Arm Multilink Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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