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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan w/Cloth
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Cloth 18 24 $28,800 $29,995
4-Door Sedan w/Leather 18 24 $31,244 $33,610
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 26 $41,980 $48,250
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $42,850 $49,250
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $44,020 $50,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,800
$36,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$41,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$697 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.5 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 95
Second Hip Room (in) 55.2 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 70.8
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 194.0 189.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 111.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.1 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.47 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.8 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 37.1
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR16 215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR16 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size T205/65R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3770 3640
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/181 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 6000 174 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Diesel I6
Fuel System EFI Turbocharged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3600 244 @ 1600-3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 34
Transmission
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.93
Clutch Size (in) N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.49
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac Catera Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Double Wishbone
 
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