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 C 250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport 21 31 $32,364 $34,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Luxury 21 31 $32,755 $35,220
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 21 31 $34,615 $37,220
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 18 25 $35,359 $38,020
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 18 25 $35,740 $38,430
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 20 29 $37,735 $40,575
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 19 28 $39,404 $42,370
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 28 $41,264 $44,370
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $54,805 $58,930
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 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
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
47.8 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.1 12.4
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.7 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
295/35R20 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
235/35R20 P225/45R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3490 3319
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.5L/275 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 31
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ferrari 458 Italia Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
13.1 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 (2012) 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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