Compare 2012 Cadillac CTS-V vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2012 Cadillac CTS-V
2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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5-Door Wagon 6.2L
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport 21 31 $32,364 $34,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Luxury 21 31 $32,755 $35,220
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 21 31 $34,615 $37,220
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 18 25 $35,359 $38,020
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 18 25 $35,740 $38,430
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 20 29 $37,735 $40,575
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 19 28 $39,404 $42,370
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 28 $41,264 $44,370
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $54,805 $58,930
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
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
City
14 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.5
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35R19 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Front Tire Size
255/40R19 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q42 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)
4392 3319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 21
Transmission
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
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
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 - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.5 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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