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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 2.8L 17 27 $27,925 $30,190
4-Door Sedan 3.6L 17 27 $30,007 $32,440
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 Automatic 1.8L 24 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 23 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 Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 24 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 26 $36,410 $39,150
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 Hip Room (in) 53.8 45.8
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 52.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 84.9
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
Rear Tire Order Code QWJ NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
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 - City (MPG) 17 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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
 
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