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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
4-Door Sedan E350 Luxury RWD *Ltd Avail*
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,945
$47,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$51,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$850 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity. Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.300 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 109.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.700 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.300 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.500 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.300 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.000 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.100 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.700 5.75
Length, Overall (in) 190.700 191.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.300 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.600 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 112.200 113.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.000 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.300 15.9
Brakes
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) 12.200 x 0.700 11.8 x 0.5
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) 13.100 x 1.200 12.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.400 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.200 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.800 36.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.800 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size T155/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50WR17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 248
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1654
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1654
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3795 3825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
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
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.401 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.717 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.224 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.043 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.615 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.586 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.520 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 350 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2012) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 8.0
 
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