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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
3-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Manual 20 27 $24,346 $25,900
2-Door Convertible Manual 20 27 $36,610 $39,450
3-Door HB Automatic 19 25 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Manual Viggen 20 25 $33,620 $37,750
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 25 $36,610 $39,450
5-Door HB Manual 20 27 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Automatic 19 25 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 20 27 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 19 25 $24,578 $26,400
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 20 27 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 19 25 $24,346 $25,900
2-Door Convertible Manual SE 19 27 $39,899 $42,995
5-Door HB Manual SE 19 27 $29,703 $31,700
5-Door HB Automatic SE 19 27 $30,640 $32,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE 19 25 $40,830 $43,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,800
$24,346
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$25,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$432 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 43.8 89.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 52.4
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 52.3
Second Leg Room (in) - 34.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 52.6
Second Head Room (in) - 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.20 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 182.2
Height, Overall (in) 50.7 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 56.8
Wheelbase (in) 94.5 102.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 67.4
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 21.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x .98 11.34 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 11.26 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 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.53 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size 225/50R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare 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 2990
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 65
Engine
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 185 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Supercharged SMPI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 194 @ 2100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.22 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 1.76
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.86 3.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.18
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Saab 9-3
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
 
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