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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 2-Door Convertible
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,540
$30,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$34,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$577 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 43.8 70.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 43.0
Second Leg Room (in) - 26.5
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 36.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 67.6
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.20 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 176.0
Height, Overall (in) 50.7 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 57.0
Wheelbase (in) 94.5 100.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 7.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x .35 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x .98 10.9 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 17.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.53 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 34.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/50R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3036 3364
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Supercharged SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 184 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.8L/169
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 172 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 2.714
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.000
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 2.884
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 1.441
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.691
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.743
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Audi Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Panhard Rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Torsion Crank
 
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