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Engine  
Head MaterialAluminum alloy
Block MaterialAluminum alloy
Fuel SystemSequential Electronic Fuel Injection
Induction Sys.Double VANOS variable valve timing
Bore (mm)91.0
Stroke (mm)87.0
Max. Power (bhp)333
Max. Power @RPM7900
Max. Torque (lbft)269
Max. Torque @RPM4900
Compression Ratio11.5:1
Transmission  
Transmission TypeManual
Forward Gears6-speed
Ratios4.23/2.53/1.67/1.23/1.00/0.63:1
Driveline  
Driven WheelsRWD
Final Drive Ratio3.62:1
Exterior Dimensions  
Curb Weight (lb)3454
Wheelbase (in)107.5
Height - Body (in)54.0
Width - Body (in)70.1
Length (in)176.9
Front Track (in)59.4
Rear Track (in)60.1
Chassis  
Engine LayoutLongitudinal
Engine PositionFront
Suspension  
Front Suspension - TypeIndependent
Rear Suspension - TypeIndependent
Links - FrontMacPherson strut, lower link, anti-roll bar
Damper - FrontMacPherson strut
Springs - FrontCoil
Links - Rear4-link, anti-roll bar
Damper - RearTube shock
Springs - RearCoil
Brakes  
Front Brakes - TypeVented Disc
Rear Brakes - TypeVented Disc
Brake Power Assist Typeyes
Steering  
Steering TypeRack & pinion
Turns Lock-to-Lock3.5
Turning Circle (ft)38.1
Wheels / Tires  
Tire Size F (,R)225/45R18, 255/40R18
Tire Brand/ModelContinental ContiSport Contact
Seating  
Max. Passenger Capacity4
Safety  
Seatbelts4
Energy Storage  
Fuel Capacity (gallons) (gal)16.6
Performance  
0-60 mph (s)4.8
Top Speed (mph)155