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2012 Cadillac XTS
2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,364 $34,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $32,755 $35,220
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $34,615 $37,220
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 18 25 $35,359 $38,020
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 18 25 $35,740 $38,430
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $37,735 $40,575
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $39,404 $42,370
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $41,264 $44,370
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $54,805 $58,930
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,130 $61,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$32,364
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$580 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a new base four-cylinder engine, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes even more sense for value-conscious (yet image-conscious) luxury shoppers.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7
Passenger Capacity
5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92
Trans Type
7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86
Trans Order Code
427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6
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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