Compare 2012 Aston Martin Virage vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2012 Aston Martin Virage
2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 13 18 N/A $207,895
2-Door Volante 13 18 N/A $222,895
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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
$207,895
$49,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3465 / 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
13 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78.0 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 40.2
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 40.4
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 48.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
50.4 55.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr 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
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/30R20 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/35R20 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3836 3759
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V12 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 5700 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.9L/362 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
490 @ 6500 302 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42/2.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin Virage Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 5

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