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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 5.0L
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $84,909 $91,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $114,669 $123,300
2-Door Roadster 5.5L 13 19 $120,342 $129,400
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 12 19 $169,353 $182,100
2-Door Coupe MT
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe AT 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
2-Door Coupe MT 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,909
$79,213
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,300
$89,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1522 / month
$1483 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 52.5
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 44.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 57.8 48.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 36.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 46.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 99.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 71.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 174.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 5.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.9
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 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.24
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/40ZR18 P215/40ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35ZR18 P255/40ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4065 3153
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 16.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 224 @ 5500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 3.2L/194
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 290 @ 7100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.72
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.07
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.43
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Open Top
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Acura NSX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.72
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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