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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon
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Body Style

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 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,106
$32,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,215
$35,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1054 / month
$589 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you're looking for Corvette fun wrapped in Cadillac luxury and comfort, with an added dose of practicality, the 2013 CTS-V is your answer. For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.74 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.06 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.80 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.99 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.73 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.10 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.72 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.44 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.5 88.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.10 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 113.40 108.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.50 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.00 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 192.00 180.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 58.00 56.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.40 -
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) 58.00 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.4
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.00 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) 14.70 x 1.10 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.00 17.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.70 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.90 35.5
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) 4396 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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 2.86
Trans Order Code MN6 427
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 - TBD -
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
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 11.4 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
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
Rollover Rating
 
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