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Selected Style 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 5.2L 12 20 $135,780 $146,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 5.2L 13 20 $144,243 $155,100
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L 12 19 $106,206 $114,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 4.2L 13 18 $114,669 $123,300
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$106,206
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$114,200
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$1903 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadsters challenge luxury grand tourers and high-energy exotics alike with stupendously powerful engines and enviable ride quality. The 2010 Audi R8 brings the expected Germanic, technical appeal to the supercar arena-but it's the imported Italian V-10 that reveals some true lust in its heart.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Passenger Capacity - 2
Front Head Room (in) - 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 75.0
Track Width, Front (in) - 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) - 174.5
Height, Overall (in) - 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in) - 62.8
Wheelbase (in) - 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 3.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 14.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type - Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 14.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Brake ABS System - 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 23.8
Steering
Steering Type - Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size - NA
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Rear Tire Size - P295/30R19
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Front Tire Size - P235/35R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3605
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 x 11.0
Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 520
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 420 @ 7800
Engine Type - Gas V8
Fuel System - FSI Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 317 @ 4500-6000
Engine Order Code - NA
Displacement - 4.2L/254
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 19
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again - NA
Drivetrain - All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.71
Trans Order Code - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.41
Trans Description Cont. - Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.37
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.88
Trans Type - 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.13
Summary
Body Style - 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name - Audi R8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - 4-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 12.4
 
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