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Selected Style Luxury Performance Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Luxury Performance Sedan 18 23 $42,985 $47,900
Luxury Performance Sedan Touring 18 23 $44,780 $49,900
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 26 $41,980 $48,250
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $42,850 $49,250
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $44,020 $50,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,985
$36,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,900
$41,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$798 / month
$697 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.4 95
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 111.4 111.5
Liftover Height (in) 28.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 199.6 189.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.6 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.6 11.4 x 0.4
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) 11.7 x 1.1 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.4 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 15.24
Tires
Spare Tire Size T135/90D16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60VR16 215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60VR16 215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 110 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1,000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3,895 3640
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16" x 7" 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16" x 7" 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16" x 4" - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SEFI Turbocharged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 278 @ 4000 244 @ 1600-3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.13L/252 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 266 @ 5600 174 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V8 Diesel I6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.692 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.694 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.569 3.93
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.49
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.275 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.479 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Infiniti Q45 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 - TBD -
 
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