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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,540
$35,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$41,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$683 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 -TBD-
Passenger Volume (ft³) 43.8 -TBD-
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.20 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 171.0
Height, Overall (in) 50.7 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 94.5 95.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 9.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x .35 11.5 x 0.80
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) 11.3 x .98 11.74 x 0.95
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 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.53 16.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/50R16 P225/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P205/55R16
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 2954
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Engine
Fuel System Supercharged SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 201 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 3.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Tiptronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 2.00
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 4.21
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
 
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