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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 5.0L
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Body Style

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 GT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible GT 12 17 N/A $87,252
2-Door Convertible Cambiocorsa 12 17 N/A $91,415
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,909
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,300
$87,252
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1522 / month
$1454 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 12 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 - TBD -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 96.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 169.4
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 51.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 10.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.2 x 1.1
Brake Type Power Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
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 - 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 23.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack-and-pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 Variable
Tires
Front Tire Size 255/40ZR18 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35ZR18 P265/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4065 3792
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 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
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 330 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 4.2L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 390 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 12
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.29
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.61
Trans Type 7 6-Speed
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.16
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Maserati Spyder
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link Double-wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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