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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 22 30 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 23 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 22 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,365 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,481 $33,850
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 26 $36,689 $39,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $37,805 $40,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 16 21 $47,802 $51,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,736
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,975
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$800 / month
$431 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 84.9
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 45.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 44.5 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 68.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 171.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 57.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 9.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.47 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.38 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/55VR16 P225/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55VR16 P225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size P225/55VR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3715 3250
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 90
Engine
Displacement 4.3L/242 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5600 189 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 3400 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.72
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18 2.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 4.46
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 430 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent 3-link
 
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