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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 Roadster w/Tiptronic
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,800
$35,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$41,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$683 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 43.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 171.0
Height, Overall (in) 50.7 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 94.5 95.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.20 4.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 9.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x .98 11.74 x 0.95
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 11.50 x 0.80
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.53 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/50R16 P225/50R16
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 2866
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
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 - 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 201 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System Supercharged SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.5L/153
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Tiptronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.22 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 2.00
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.86 3.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Porsche Boxster
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
 
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