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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan AT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AT 18 26 $43,609 $48,665
4-Door Sedan AT Tech Pkg 18 26 $44,266 $49,400
4-Door Sedan AT Tech/CMBS w/PAX 18 26 $47,667 $53,200
4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Luxury 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD 42 State 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 5.5L 15 22 $55,521 $59,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 5.5L 13 19 $56,916 $61,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $79,329 $85,300
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD California 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,027
$47,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,780
$51,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$763 / month
$853 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2007 Acura RL is a top-notch luxury sedan that’s sportier than its conservative exterior might indicate, yet those who want to be seen―or have a V-8 under the hood―should look elsewhere. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.0 97.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 112.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.6 191.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 15.9
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.4 21.1
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.98 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50VR17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50VR17 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size T155/70D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4012 3740
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 256 @ 5000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/212 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6200 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System PGM-FI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.48 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.60 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura RL Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 5-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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