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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon 6.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
5-Door Wagon 6.2L 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,364 $34,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $32,755 $35,220
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $34,615 $37,220
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 18 25 $35,359 $38,020
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 18 25 $35,740 $38,430
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $37,735 $40,575
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $39,404 $42,370
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $41,264 $44,370
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $54,805 $58,930
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,130 $61,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,106
$32,364
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,215
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1054 / month
$580 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line With its ZR1-derived powertrain, the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V stuffs 'Vette excitement into a track-ready Cadillac coupe, wagon or sedan. With a new base four-cylinder engine, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes even more sense for value-conscious (yet image-conscious) luxury shoppers.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.5 88.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 192.0 180.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 56.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 108.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 58.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.0 x 1.26 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.7 x 1.10 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.9 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Front Tire Size 255/40R19 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35R19 P245/40R17
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) 4392 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 551 @ 3800 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code LSA NA
Displacement 6.2L/376 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 556 @ 6100 201 @ 5500
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.66 4.38
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 2.86
Trans Order Code MN6 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.5 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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