Compare 2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 11 17 N/A $180,535
2-Door Coupe Manual Carbon Black 11 17 N/A $195,895
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2-Door Coupe RWD E 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 19 28 $46,314 $49,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E 350 19 29 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 17 27 $52,629 $56,590
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 18 28 $53,680 $57,720
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 16 26 $55,605 $59,790
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 16 25 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E 63 AMG 16 24 $82,677 $88,900
4-Door Wagon RWD E 63 AMG 15 23 $85,095 $91,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$46,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$180,535
$49,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3009 / month
$830 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.0
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 48.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
48.6 55.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 15.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/35ZR19 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/30ZR19 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3704 3759
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 11 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.9L/362 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
510 @ 6500 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V12 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 5750 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.71 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin V12 Vantage Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent double wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.1 8.3

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