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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren Model Comparison

Base Roadster

General Pricing

Resale Value $493,125.00 $54,500.00 $103,600.00
Destination $2,750.00 $875.00 $875.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 5.4L V8 3.5L V6 5.5L V8
Horsepower 617 @ 6500 RPM 268 @ 6000 RPM 382 @ 6000 RPM
Torque 575 @ 3250 RPM 258 @ 2400 RPM 391 @ 3000 RPM
Valves 3 4 4
Displacement (cc) 5439 3498 5461
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.8 X 3.6 3.8 X 3.4 3.9 X 3.6
Compression Ratio 9.0:1 10.7:1 10.7:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) N/A 17 14
Highway (mpg) N/A 25 21

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4889.9 3844.9 4484.2
Wheelbase (in.) 106.3 106.9 116.3
Length (in.) 183.3 183.2 199.4
Width (in.) 75.1 68.5 73.7
Height (in.) 49.3 54.4 55.8
Track Front (in.) 64.5 58.9 63.0
Track Rear (in.) 61.8 58.0 63.3
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 4 4
Front Headroom (in.) 34.4 38.4 36.9
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A 36.3 36.4
Front Legroom (in.) 39.6 42.0 42.2
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A 30.4 32.2
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54.0 53.2 59.3
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A 48.5 55.2
Front Hip Room (in.) 56.8 52.1 62.0
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A 46.9 56.0

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 48.0 85.2 104.2

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone multi-link multi-link
Rear Suspension wishbone multi-link multi-link
Tires 255/35R19 225/45R17 255/45R18

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

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

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

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

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

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

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A Std.

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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