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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 Convertible
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 27 35 $19,305 $21,450
2-Door Convertible S 25 32 $22,410 $24,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,909
$19,305
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,300
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1522 / month
$358 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 57.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 50.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) - 27.5
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 66.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.5
Length, Overall (in) 178.5 143.1
Height, Overall (in) 51.0 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.5 57.7
Wheelbase (in) 100.8 97.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.2 5.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 10.2 x - 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 - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.2 34.8
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 13.18
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35ZR18 P175/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 255/40ZR18 P175/65HR15
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 2700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 5.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 143 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 55
Engine
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 111 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 115 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 4.11
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 14.40
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 5.48
Trans Type 7 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 3.51
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 14.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 8.33
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SL-Class MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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