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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.8L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.6L 17 27 $30,007 $32,440
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 17 27 $27,925 $30,190
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 23 31 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 24 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 23 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 24 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,364 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,480 $33,850
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 26 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 24 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 16 22 $50,127 $53,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,925
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,190
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$431 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
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 52.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 33.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 84.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 45.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 190.1 171.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.6 68.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.3 59.2
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) 11.7 x 1.0 11.4 x - 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) 11.9 x 1.3 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.37 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/55HR16 225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QWJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR16 245/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code QWJ NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3509 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 194 @ 3300 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code LP1 NA
Displacement 2.8L/170 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 6500 189 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 23
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.61
Trans Order Code MV1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.46
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.72
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Aisin NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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