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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 w/1SA N/A N/A $44,679 $47,280
4-Door Sedan V6 w/1SB N/A N/A $48,024 $50,820
4-Door Sedan V6 w/1SC N/A N/A $53,279 $56,380
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,679 $47,280
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,679 $47,280
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 18 27 $48,024 $50,820
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 18 27 $48,024 $50,820
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 18 27 $53,279 $56,380
2-Door Coupe E350 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Luxury 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Luxury 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Sport 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,679
$45,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,280
$48,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$814 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 48.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.0
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 32.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 116.4 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in) 196.7 185.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.0 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.9 35.3
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.2 14.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code QKS NA
Spare Tire Order Code SGC NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50VR17 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code QKS NA
Front Tire Size P235/50VR17 P235/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3973 3683
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6300 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System DI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 272 @ 5200 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code LLT NA
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.86
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Cadillac STS Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 9.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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