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Selected Style 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 5.2L 12 19 $138,570 $149,000
2-Door Convertible Manual quattro Spyder 5.2L 12 19 $151,311 $162,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 5.2L 13 19 $147,033 $158,100
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder 5.2L 13 19 $160,704 $172,800
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L 11 20 $106,206 $114,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 4.2L 13 21 $114,669 $123,300
2-Door Convertible Manual quattro Spyder 4.2L 11 20 $118,761 $127,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder 4.2L 13 21 $127,224 $136,800
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TCC's Bottom Line Teutonic handling perfection meets its dream match in the 2011 Audi R8's lusty, Italian-engineered V-10 heart.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 11 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 20 mpg
EPA Classification Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.4
Passenger Capacity 2
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.5
Height, Overall (in) 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 104.3
Liftover Height (in) 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 3.5
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P295/30R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P235/35R19
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3715
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 11.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 24.3
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190
Engine Type Gas V8
Fuel System FSI Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 317 @ 4500-6000
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 430 @ 7800
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 11
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.71
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.37
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.88
Trans Type 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Vehicle Name Audi R8
Body Style 2 Door Coupe
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 13.3
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