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Selected Style 2012 Cadillac XTS 4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $34,615 $37,220
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $39,404 $42,370
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
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 C63 AMG 15 22 $57,130 $61,430
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $54,805 $58,930
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $41,264 $44,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$32,364
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$580 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Compact
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) - 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.4
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 35.5
Steering Type - Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size - P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size - Compact
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Rear Tire Size - P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement - 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 201 @ 5500
Engine Type - Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System - Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 31
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style - 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name - Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.5
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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