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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $44,501 $47,850
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $45,245 $48,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 27 $47,151 $50,700
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 27 $47,895 $51,500
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AWD 17 23 $52,127 $56,050
4-Door Sedan 5.4L AMG 17 24 $65,379 $70,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,242
$44,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,405
$47,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$790 / month
$798 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 44.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 95
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 111.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 189.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.47 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 21.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.38 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 37.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55VR16 215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55VR16 215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P225/55VR16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3715 3460
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 3400 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.3L/242 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5600 221 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.357 3.93
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.424 1.49
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.753 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.431 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.180 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.266 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 430 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Link
 
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