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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 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
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 85
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.3 58.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.5 9.9
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.40
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3568 3250
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 6000 189 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Anti-sway bar w/Coil Springs
 
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