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Feltzer
Feltzer-GTAV-Front
A Feltzer in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Sports
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door convertible (GTA San Andreas)
2-door sports car (HD Universe)
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) GTA San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Benefactor (HD Universe)
Price $28,000 (GTA SA)
(Exports and Imports)

$145,000 (Story Mode)
(SouthernSanAndreasSuperAutos.com)
$130,000 (Online)
(LegendaryMotorsport.net)
Related vehicle(s) Schwartzer
Schafter
Surano
Fusilade


"This entry-level luxury car is for entry-level type guys - salesmen, marketing dorks, people at tech companies who want to feel like they've made it but they never really will. Show people what kind of man you want to be"
LegendaryMotorsport.net description.

The Benefactor Feltzer was originally a luxury convertible featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V it is redesigned into an entry-level luxury sports coupe. Each rendition are meant to represent different generations of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class alongside its smaller cousin SLK.

Design

3D Universe

In GTA San Andreas, the Feltzer is a German-style 1980s luxury convertible, and is based on the Mercedes Benz SL-Class R107, most likely the 380SL. The car also appears to bear a few elements with typical American classic sports cars, giving it some muscle car-like traits.

HD Universe

"Dark, sleek, and handsome..."
―Feltzer advertising slogan in GTA IV

In GTA IV, the Benefactor Feltzer is now a true sports car, based on a Mercedes-Benz SL-Class R230 with the rear based on the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class R171. Feltzers may be seen with a folding hardtop, (like the real life SL/SLK), a softtop, or with the top down. Some are equipped with a badgeless black mesh grille, while others feature a standard three-bar grille with a Benefactor emblem. The rims are similar to those used by Brabus, an aftermarket Mercedes-Benz tuning division.

"It takes a certain type of special person to be able to handle a car like this. A trend-setter, an individual, a winner. The kind of risk-taker who goes after what they want without getting bogged down in the small print. Are you that person? Come to my showroom in Pillbox Hill and I will make you believe that you are. This car is HOT! It won’t last long at these highly competitive interest rates."
Simeon Yetarian

The Feltzer returns in GTA V, appearing to be more customized than previous iterations, with a wide body kit, larger wheels and side exit exhausts. The headlights seem to be the only other change, looking quite similar to the Rebla's. It now resembles a cross between the R230 SL-Class facelift and the R172 SLK-Class, with major influences from both the SL65 AMG Black Series and SLK55 AMG variants. The "GT Wing" modification gives the car a spoiler identical to that of a Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM. It shares the same rim design with the Sentinel and the Fusilade.

Performance

3D Universe

The Feltzer in San Andreas has a good top speed, but its handling is rather unsatisfactory, as its light weight acts against it. It also has rather slow acceleration.

HD Universe

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Engine view in GTA IV. It looks more like a V6, despite it is said to be a V8

The GTA IV rendition of the Feltzer is powered by a supercharged 3.8L V8, coupled to a high-performance 5 speed semi-auto gearbox in FR configuration. The Feltzer is the eighth-fastest car in the game at 178 mph (286 km/h), but is the slowest of the sports cars, even slower than the more compact Sentinel XS. Acceleration is decent, yet strong enough to easily break traction on the rear wheels when punched.

The Feltzer has developed a reputation for being one of the best drifting cars in the game due to the high level of torque generated by the supercharger. The suspension is firm and responsive, keeping the Feltzer level in the corners, albeit with some fishtailing at high speeds. These qualities provide an accurate representation of the unforgiving nature the Mercedes coupes provide. Braking is good, and ABS is an available option, though not standard. The Feltzer withstands high-speed frontal crashes well, thanks to its luxury build, and can sustain numerous frontal hits without failing or catching fire. The car can not withstand gunfire very well, however, and also leaves the player highly vulnerable if the player is driving with the top down.

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Engine view in GTA V.

The GTA V rendition is now powered by a 6.0L supercharged flat-pane V8, while the real-life renditions has either the 6.0L twin turbo V12 (SL65) or 5.5L supercharged V8 (SLK55). It accelerates quickly with a higher top speed than the GTA IV variant and that makes the car dangerous as the player is more prone to be ejected from the windshield. It shares its engine sound with the Carbonizzare. Compared to the other sports cars, it has a lower top speed, average accleration, poorer breaking, but higher traction. It is often regarded as one of the best drifting cars in the game due to it being back heavy, having a responsive suspension, and being easier to control.

Overview (base model)

Acceleration

(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

3.5 seconds (2.1 seconds when modified)

205 mph/330 kph(226 mph/362 kph when modified)

6 liter V8

FR

5 speed auto (7 speed auto race transmission fitted)

n/a

Modifications (San Andreas)

The Feltzer can only be modified at TransFender.

Type Upgrade Cost
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Note: Las Venturas TransFender charges 20% more (except for colors).

Unique Variants

In San Andreas, a bulletproof, damage-proof, explosion-proof and fireproof Feltzer can be found (and is used) in the final story mission, End of the Line. It is obtainable, you can just fail the mission by letting Tenpenny escape or let Sweet die and store the vehicle at the safehouse.

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Gracie Ancelotti's unique pink Feltzer.

A unique pink Feltzer owned by Gracie Ancelotti appears during "...I'll Take Her." Upon completion of the mission, the car is driven away to be disposed of by an NPC, but can be obtained if the player is quick on the draw.

This unique Feltzer is one of four vehicles in GTA IV referred to by name, the others being the "shitty beige Willard" from "It's Your Call," the "silver Blista" taken in "Clean Getaway," and the Romero used in "Undertaker."

Mission Appearances

GTA San Andreas

GTA IV

GTA V

Gallery

Locations

GTA San Andreas

  • Sometimes spawns in San Fierro.
  • Occasionally found in Las Venturas.
  • Parked at a highway rest stop in southeast Flint County, near Back o' Beyond, (only available when wanted for export; sometimes locked).
  • Importable from the container ship in Easter Basin, San Fierro after completing all export lists (costs $28,000, Saturdays only).
  • Commonly spawns in Financial, San Fierro.
  • Frequently spawns during the Valet side-mission.

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City

GTA V

Notable Owners

Trivia

General

  • Feltzer is a German slang term that means roadster, a common term for 2-seater cabriolet sport cars.
  • The name of the Feltzer may be a crude reference to the sexual act of "felching".
  • The Feltzer plays the following radio stations by default when entered:

3D Universe

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The picture of the beta Feltzer. Note the different turn lights.

  • In GTA San Andreas, the Feltzer is so low, that Carl will hop over the door to get in, rather than open it. This won't happen if the door is open or missing.
  • Inside the Driving School of GTA San Andreas there is a picture of a beta Feltzer with different turn lights.
  • Beta artwork of the Feltzer in San Andreas showed the Feltzer with 4 doors.


HD Universe

  • Gracie Ancelotti's pink Feltzer is referred to as purple by the stats menu.
  • In GTA IV, the Feltzer and Sentinel XS are competitors, similar to how the Mercedes-Benz SLK and BMW M3 coupe compete with each other in real life.
    • However in GTA V, the Feltzer competes with the Zion, like the BMW 6 Series and Mercedes-Benz SL R230
  • It is possible to kill Stevie when he is driving away the pink Feltzer. This will not affect anything.
  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from the player, with the Feltzer fetching $3000.
  • In GTA IV, if the player takes a Feltzer with its top down to a car wash, the vehicle will be washed by hand (as with all convertibles).
  • The Feltzer is one of six updated vehicles in GTA V that do not also appears in their GTA IV and its episodes models. The other vehicles are the Sentinel, the Buccaneer, the Coquette, the Police Cruiser, and the Police Maverick.
  • Interestingly, in GTA San Andreas, the only two missions to prominently feature the Feltzer ("Fender Ketchup" and "End of The Line") contain a scene with a character hanging on its windshield.
  • The engine of the Feltzer in GTA V is named "Benefactor Linnengen" as can be seen when the hood is off.
    • This may be a parody of Mercedes-Benz's Kompressor line of supercharged engines.
  • When given a custom rear bumper at Los Santos Customs, one side will be lop-sided.
  • The Feltzer in GTA V appears to have a foot-operated parking brake as seen in the interior. It is obviously not a clutch pedal since it is an automatic transmission vehicle.
  • The first generation Feltzer in GTA IV
  • Possibly shares its platform with the Fusilade, just like the real-life Mercedes-Benz SLK and Chrysler Crossfire.

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