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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sport Sedan 2.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Sport 21 29 $27,156 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 3.5L Sport 20 28 $34,922 $37,550
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury 21 28 $30,644 $32,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 4MATIC Luxury 19 26 $32,318 $34,750
4-Door Sedan 3.5L Luxury 20 29 $35,480 $38,150
4-Door Sedan 3.5L 4MATIC Luxury 19 24 $37,154 $39,950
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 17 22 $50,638 $54,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,694
$27,156
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,375
$29,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$856 / month
$487 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 51.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 110.5 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 106.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 68.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.0 178.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 55.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.7 12.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 11.4 x 0.39
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) 13.1 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.18
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) 18.8 16.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7-3.2 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.9-19.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40ZR18 245/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18 225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3745 3405
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 3400 181 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.3L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5600 201 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 5.01
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.78
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.95 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.83
Trans Order Code A761E NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.80 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 430 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Coil-Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Coil-Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 5-Arm Multilink
 
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