Compare 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2012 Ferrari 458 Italia
2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 12 18 N/A $229,825
2-Door Convertible N/A N/A N/A $257,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport
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
$229,825
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3830 / month
$580 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
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.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.0 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 88.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 37.1
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
47.8 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.2 180.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.1 12.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
NA Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.7 17.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.5
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
235/35R20 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
295/35R20 P245/40R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3490 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 10.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.5L/275 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
570 @ 9000 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 6000 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.73
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Drivetrain
Rear wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.14 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.08 4.38
Summary
Body Style
Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ferrari 458 Italia Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 (2012) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1 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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