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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 20 $40,920 $44,000
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $41,850 $45,000
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 18 $49,058 $52,750
4MATIC 4-Door 6.3L AMG 11 14 $80,910 $87,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,026
$40,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,100
$44,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$835 / month
$733 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is an appealing SUV with good road manners and a lofty price tag.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.2 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.1 107
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.7 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.6 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.1 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 71.5
Liftover Height (in) 30.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.6 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 114.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.8 75.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64.5 72.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.4 29.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.3 13.0 x - TBD -
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) 12.1 x 0.6 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 25.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P265/50R20 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size T175/90D18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P265/50R20 P255/50R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 720
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 7200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4488 4705
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.0 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.0 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 6400 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.5L/274 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 20
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.61 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 - TBD -
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Infiniti FX45 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link 4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
 
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