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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 AMG 14 21 $111,647 $120,050
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $117,413 $126,250
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic
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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
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S SE 18 26 $52,267 $59,900
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S SE 17 26 $52,267 $59,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$82,584
$37,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,800
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1480 / month
$710 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 170.1
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 95.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 9.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.8
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 - 11.7 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 35.8
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35WR18 P225/50ZR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/40WR18 P205/55ZR16
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4065 2936
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 192 @ 4750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 228 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 4.02
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.66
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 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/Tiptronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.00
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link Independent
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
 
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