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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 Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 53.8
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 43.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.20 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 175.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 6.8
Brakes
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
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 19.0
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.4
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/50R16 P335/30ZR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2975 3440
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 18 x 13
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 451 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V10
Fuel System Supercharged SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 8.0L/488
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 11
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Dodge Viper
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Seat Roadster
Suspension
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
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
 
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