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3/4 Front Glamour 2008 Lotus Elise

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2008 Lotus Elise specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2008 Lotus Elise warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$46,270$51,770$54,500
    Invoice *N/AN/AN/A
    Engine1.8L I-4 190 HP1.8L I-4 190 HP1.8L I-4 220 HP
    Transmission6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City21.0 mpg21.0 mpg20.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy27.0 mpg27.0 mpg26.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine1.8L I-4 190 HP1.8L I-4 190 HP1.8L I-4 220 HP
    Transmission6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD
    Axle Ratio4.534.534.53
    Recommended Fuel Typepremium unleadedpremium unleadedpremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank10.6 gal.10.6 gal.10.6 gal.
    Exhauststainless steel with chrome tailpipe finishstainless steel with chrome tailpipe finishstainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Traction ControlN/AdrivelineN/A
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Suspensiondouble wishbonedouble wishbonedouble wishbone
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Front ShocksBilsteinBilsteinBilstein
    Rear Suspensiondouble wishbonedouble wishbonedouble wishbone
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear ShocksBilsteinBilsteinBilstein
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    BrakesAP Racing/Brembo 4-wheel discAP Racing/Brembo 4-wheel discAP Racing/Brembo 4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Front TiresP175/55WR16.0BSW performanceP175/55WR16.0BSW performanceP175/55WR16.0BSW performance
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)225/45R17.0225/45R17.0225/45R17.0
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity222
    Front Seat Typesportsportsport
    Front Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-way2-way4-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way2-way4-way
    Seat Trimcloth/leatherleathercloth/leather
    Door TrimN/AleatherN/A
    Floor TrimN/AcarpetN/A
    Floor Matscarpet frontcarpet frontcarpet front
    Dashboard Insertaluminumaluminumaluminum
    Gear Shift Knob Trimaluminumaluminumaluminum
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Sunroofmanualmanualmanual
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Floor Consolepartialpartialpartial
    Cup HolderN/AfrontN/A
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbinbin
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanualmanual
    RadioAlpine AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAlpine AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scanAlpine AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan
    CDin-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted single
    MP3 PlayerMP3 decoderMP3 decoderMP3 decoder
    Speakers4 brand4 brand4 brand
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennaconcealedconcealedconcealed
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Systems Monitorsystems monitorsystems monitorsystems monitor
    Check Controlredundant digital speedometerredundant digital speedometerredundant digital speedometer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheelsportsportsport
    Steering Wheel MaterialMOMO leatherMOMO leatherMOMO leather
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersfixed intervalfixed intervalfixed interval
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Panic Alarmpanic alarmpanic alarmpanic alarm
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors2 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume4.1 cu.ft.4.1 cu.ft.4.1 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length149.0 "149.0 "149.0 "
    Exterior Width67.7 "67.7 "67.7 "
    Exterior Height45.0 "45.0 "45.0 "
    Wheelbase91 "91 "91 "
    Front Tread57 "57 "57 "
    Rear Tread59 "59 "59 "
    Turning Radius16.4 '16.4 '16.4 '
    Curb Weight1,984 lbs.1,984 lbs.1,991 lbs.
    Front Legroom43.5 "43.5 "43.5 "
    Front Headroom36.5 "36.5 "36.5 "
    Interior Cargo Volume4.1 cu.ft.4.1 cu.ft.4.1 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Mud Flapsfrontfrontfront
    Rear Spoilerlipliplip
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Grille Moldingsblacksilverblack
    Paintclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manualdual manualdual manual
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles24/unlimited24/unlimited24/unlimited
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles96/unlimited96/unlimited96/unlimited
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2008 Lotus Elise safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.
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