Compare 2012 Ferrari California vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2012 Ferrari California
2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $192,000
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2-Door Coupe RWD E 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 19 28 $46,314 $49,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E 350 19 29 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 17 27 $52,629 $56,590
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 18 28 $53,680 $57,720
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 16 26 $55,605 $59,790
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 16 25 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E 63 AMG 16 24 $82,677 $88,900
4-Door Wagon RWD E 63 AMG 15 23 $85,095 $91,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$46,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$192,000
$49,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3200 / month
$830 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.0
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
179.6 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
51.5 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 x 1.34 12.7 x 1.3
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)
14.2 x 1.26 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
285/40ZR19 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
245/40ZR19 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3759
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
357 @ 5000 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3L/262 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
453 @ 7750 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.37 3.42/2.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ferrari California Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5

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