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Selected Style 4-Door Luxury Sedan SLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Luxury Sedan SLS 17 26 $39,037 $42,495
4-Door Touring Sedan STS 17 26 $43,155 $46,995
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 26 $41,980 $48,250
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $42,850 $49,250
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $44,020 $50,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,037
$36,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,495
$41,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$697 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.2 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.4 95
Second Hip Room (in) 57.5 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 70.8
Track Width, Front (in) 62.7 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 201.0 189.4
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 111.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.7 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.3 11.8 x 1.1
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) 11.6 x 0.4 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.43 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.8 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5 37.1
Steering Type Speed Sensitive Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/60SR16 215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/60SR16 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3970 3640
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 880 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 138 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 4.6L/279 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 5600 174 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V8 Diesel I6
Fuel System SFI Turbocharged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 4000 244 @ 1600-3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.49
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.11 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac Seville Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-trailing Arm 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
 
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