Compare 2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2005 Lotus Elise

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2005 Lotus Elise
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
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
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible N/A N/A N/A $42,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,909
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,300
$42,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1522 / month
$717 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
23 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
57.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 - TBD -
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 - - 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 - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 - TBD -
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.2 - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4065 1975
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 - TBD -
Engine
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
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 - TBD -
Transmission
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 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Lotus Elise
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Open Top
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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