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Selected Style 2-Door Kompressor Roadster 2.3L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Kompressor Roadster 21 30 $34,800 $40,000
318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,800
$21,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 54.0
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 55.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 43.8 87.0
Second Hip Room (in) - 54.9
Second Head Room (in) - 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.1
Second Leg Room (in) - 32.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 50.7 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 55.6
Wheelbase (in) 94.5 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.20 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 165.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x .98 11.3 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 10.7 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 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.53 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P225/50WR16
Spare Tire Size Compact P225/50WR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/50R16 P225/50WR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2975 2866
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 138 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Supercharged SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 1.9L/116
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.22 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.86 2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class BMW 3 Series
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
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/Anti-Roll Bar
 
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