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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 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
Second Leg Room (in) 37.5 33.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 88.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 55.2 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 58.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.5 15.3
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x 1.1 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 16.2
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.3 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3770 3310
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 300 100
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 6000 168 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Cadillac Catera Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
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
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 -
 
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