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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 13 19 $120,342 $129,400
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $114,669 $123,300
2-Door Roadster 6.0L AMG 12 19 $169,353 $182,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 29 $30,910 $33,500
2-Door Coupe quattro Manual 20 29 $34,100 $36,900
2-Door Coupe quattro D.S. Automatic 22 27 $37,137 $40,150
2-Door Roadster Automatic 20 28 $32,730 $35,500
2-Door Roadster quattro Manual 20 29 $36,648 $39,700
2-Door Roadster quattro D.S. Automatic 22 27 $39,867 $43,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,909
$30,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,300
$33,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1522 / month
$558 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 52.1
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 57.8 58.9
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 32.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 48.1
Second Leg Room (in) - 20.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 95.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 69.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.4
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 159.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 13.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
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 - 9.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/40ZR18 P225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35ZR18 P225/45ZR17
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4065 2987
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 180 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 173 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Displacement 5.0L/303 1.8L/109
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 6.01
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.56
Trans Type 7 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Audi TT
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Torsion-Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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