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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
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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
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 51.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 43.8 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 51.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Hip Room (in) - -TBD-
Second Head Room (in) - -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) -TBD-
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 19.4
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.53 16.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/50R16 P285/30R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P225/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3036 3197
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 18 x 10
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 24.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 282 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 16
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche 911 Carrera 4
Suspension
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
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
 
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