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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
2-Door RT/10 Convertible
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door RT/10 Convertible 11 20 $59,038 $65,725
2-Door GTS Coupe 11 20 $61,238 $68,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,800
$59,038
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$65,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$1095 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 11 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 43.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 53.8
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.20 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 175.1
Height, Overall (in) 50.7 43.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 94.5 96.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 75.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 6.8
Brakes
Brake Type Power Power
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 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x .35 13.0 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 19.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.53 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 40.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/50R16 P335/30ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P275/35ZR18
Spare Tire Size Compact T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 2975 3440
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 18 x 13
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 18 x 10
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 18.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 125
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 8.0L/488
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 451 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V10
Fuel System Supercharged SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 11
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.86 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 12.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.30
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Synchronized
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.22 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 1.78
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Dodge Viper
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Seat Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil-Shock Units
 
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