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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 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $56,290 $65,030
2-Door Carrera Coupe w/Tiptronic 16 25 $59,164 $68,450
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $64,523 $74,460
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 16 25 $67,397 $77,880
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $61,087 $70,480
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe w/Tiptronic 16 24 $63,961 $73,900
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $69,037 $79,920
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 16 24 $71,911 $83,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,800
$56,290
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$65,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$1084 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 51.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 43.8 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Second Leg Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 57.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.20 3.94
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 174.5
Height, Overall (in) 50.7 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 94.5 92.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 69.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x .35 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
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 12.53 x 1.10
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 17.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/50R16 P255/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P205/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
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 2910
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 17 x 9
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 24.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 258 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 3.4L/207
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 296 @ 6800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System Supercharged SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.86 3.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.52
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.22 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche 911 Carrera
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/LSA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Multi-Link
 
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