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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 Roadster 2.3L Kompressor 21 31 $38,130 $41,000
2-Door Hardtop
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Hardtop 17 25 $33,866 $38,705
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $34,370 $39,280
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $39,991 $45,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,130
$33,866
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,000
$38,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$645 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 54.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 43.8 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 55.3
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 62.03
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.20 1.44
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 179.7
Height, Overall (in) 50.7 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 94.5 104.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.50 (3.6 Top Down) 24.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x .35 11.8 x 1.02
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 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14 19.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating-Ball Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.53 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/50R16 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55R16 P245/45ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2975 3307
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 525
Engine
Fuel System Supercharged SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 2500-4800 350 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LS1
Displacement 2.3L/140 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5300 345 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
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 - 11.69
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 NA
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 MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.42
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Hardtop
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
 
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