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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 16 23 $67,492 $78,350
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 16 23 $62,962 $73,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,540
$62,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$73,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$1217 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 43.8 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 51.7
Second Leg Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Hip Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Head Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Shoulder Room (in) - -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 167.7
Height, Overall (in) 50.7 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 94.5 89.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 55.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.20 4.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) -TBD-
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x .98 12.68 x -TBD-
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x .35 12.68 x -TBD-
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.53 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 38.5
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.47
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P225/40R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/50R16 P285/30R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3036 3197
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 18 x 10
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 24.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 115
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 282 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System Supercharged SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 250 @ 5250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 23
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 2.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.12
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 3.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.41
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
 
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