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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.6L
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Engine

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L 18 27 $27,854 $29,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,364 $36,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,957
$27,854
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,305
$29,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$499 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.5 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 88.5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.2 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 192.2 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 57.6
Wheelbase (in) 107.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.26 x 0.47 - TBD -
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) 16.0 16.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.8 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 35.3
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P225/55HR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3770 3310
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 300 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 6000 168 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3600 177 @ 4500
Engine Order Code L81 NA
Displacement 3.0L/181 2.6L/158
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 2.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 4.46
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.72
Trans Type 4 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac Catera Mercedes-Benz C-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) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent 3-link
 
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