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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 Convertible
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,909
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,300
$42,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1522 / month
$717 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 57.8 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 149.0
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 45.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 59.2
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 90.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35ZR18 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/40ZR18 P175/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4065 1975
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 16 x - TBD -
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 MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 138 @ 6800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 190 @ 7800
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 - TBD -
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 - TBD -
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Open Top
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Lotus Elise
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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 w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Independent
 
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