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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2-Door Coupe 1.8L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L 21 31 $23,204 $24,950
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 17 26 $29,202 $31,400
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 21 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 17 25 $34,131 $36,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.6L 19 25 $30,713 $33,025
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.6L 19 25 $32,108 $34,525
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 19 25 $37,037 $39,825
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Manual 1.8L 21 31 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Automatic 1.8L 23 32 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 25 $25,389 $27,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,750
$23,204
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,000
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$416 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 85
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.3 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.1 171.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 57.6
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.5 9.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.40
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 35.3
Steering Type Pwr-assisted Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QWJ NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QWJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3568 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 6000 189 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 3400 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code LA3 NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.02 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.21 - TBD -
Trans Order Code M82 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.60 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-sway bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-sway bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Independent 3-link
 
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