Compare 2003 INFINITI M45 vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2003 INFINITI M45
2003 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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45 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
45 4-Door Sedan 17 23 $38,272 $42,300
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2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L 21 31 $23,204 $24,950
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 25 $25,389 $27,300
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Automatic 1.8L 23 32 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Manual 1.8L 21 31 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 17 26 $29,202 $31,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.6L 19 25 $30,713 $33,025
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.6L 19 25 $32,108 $34,525
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 17 25 $34,131 $36,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 19 25 $37,037 $39,825
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 21 $46,872 $50,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,272
$23,204
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,300
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.0 85
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.2 171.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 9.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.6 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 1.1 - 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)
21.1 16.40
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR18 P205/55HR16
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)
3851 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
333 @ 4000 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.5L/275 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
340 @ 6400 189 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.37 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Infiniti M45 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent 5-arm

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