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Selected Style 2-Door Roadster SLK300
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK300 17 26 $44,314 $47,650
2-Door Roadster SLK350 19 25 $49,569 $53,300
2-Door Convertible
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $51,845
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,314
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,650
$51,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$794 / month
$864 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2 Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 49.0 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.1 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 161.5 149.0
Height, Overall (in) 51.1 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 59.2
Wheelbase (in) 95.7 90.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.8 (6.5 w/top down) - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 10.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Manual
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.16 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.5 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P225/45R17 P175/50R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 1984
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 2500 - 5000 133 @ 6800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 6000 190 @ 7800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.61 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 1.17
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.46 3.17
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.72 1.48
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.25
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Lotus Elise
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 3-link independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-arm multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 6
 
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