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 E350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 19 28 $46,314 $49,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 29 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $52,629 $56,590
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 18 28 $53,680 $57,720
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $55,605 $59,790
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $82,677 $88,900
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 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 Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.0
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 15.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 22.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/40ZR19 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
245/40ZR19 P235/45R17
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)
3825 3759
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
453 @ 7750 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ferrari California Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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.)
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5

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