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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster 3-Door Coupe S Turbo Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 21 27 $23,610 $24,500
2-Door Convertible Manual S 22 28 $32,665 $36,395
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic S 19 25 $23,610 $24,500
2-Door Convertible Automatic S 20 26 $32,665 $36,395
5-Door Sedan Manual S 22 28 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan Automatic S 20 26 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan S Manual w/Sunroof S 22 28 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof S 20 26 $24,273 $26,955
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual w/Sunroof S 21 27 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 25 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $27,911 $30,995
2-Door Convertible Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $37,765 $42,195
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $27,911 $30,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $28,811 $31,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $28,811 $31,995
2-Door Convertible Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $37,765 $42,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,540
$23,610
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$24,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$408 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 43.8 89.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 52.4
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 52.28
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 52.6
Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 182.6
Height, Overall (in) 50.7 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 56.8
Wheelbase (in) 94.5 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 67.4
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 56.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.20 5.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 24.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x .98 11.34 X 0.87
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 10.16 X 0.39
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 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.53 -TBD-
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/50R16 P195/60R15
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 2980
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -TBD-
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 185 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Supercharged SFI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 194 @ 2100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) -TBD-
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 1.76
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 3.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.12
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Saab 900
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
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 H-Formed
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
 
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