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Lotus Elise is a small two-door sportscar best known for its telepathic handling, nimble moves and astounding speed. It is...

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Base Coupe

General Pricing

Resale Value $46,270.00 $27,595.00 $24,275.00
Destination $925.00 $670.00 $670.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 1.8L I4 2.4L I4 2.4L I4
Horsepower 189 @ 7800 RPM 173 @ 5800 RPM 173 @ 5800 RPM
Torque 133 @ 6800 RPM 167 @ 4500 RPM 167 @ 4500 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1796 2384 2384
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.2 X 3.3 3.5 X 3.9 3.5 X 3.9
Compression Ratio 11.5:1 10.4:1 10.4:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) N/A 19 19
Highway (mpg) N/A 25 25

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 1984.2 2932.1 2859.4
Wheelbase (in.) 90.5 95.1 95.1
Length (in.) 149.0 161.1 157.2
Width (in.) 67.7 71.4 71.3
Height (in.) 44.0 50.2 50.1
Track Front (in.) 57.4 60.7 60.7
Track Rear (in.) 59.3 61.5 61.4
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 2 2
Front Headroom (in.) N/A 38.4 38.5
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Legroom (in.) N/A 42.7 42.8
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Shoulder Room (in.) N/A 52.7 52.4
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Hip Room (in.) N/A 50.6 50.6
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A 50.0 50.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone wishbone
Rear Suspension wishbone wishbone wishbone
Tires 175/50R16 245/45R18 245/45R18

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. N/A

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A Std. Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A Std. N/A
Tilt Steering N/A Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. N/A

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows N/A Std. N/A

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