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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5L 19 27 $46,546 $50,050
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $48,872 $52,550
4-Door Wagon 3.5L 18 26 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $50,964 $54,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $47,476 $51,050
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $54,312 $58,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $56,637 $60,900
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,074 $81,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,660 $62,000
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,818 $82,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,694
$46,546
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,375
$50,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$856 / month
$834 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 110.5 97.2
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.0 189.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.7 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x - TBD - 13.0 x - 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) 12.2 x - TBD - 11.8
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.8 21.1
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 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/40ZR18 245/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18 245/45HR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare 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) 3745 3703
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8
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 4.3L/- TBD - 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5600 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 3400 258 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
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 3.42 (Comfort Mode 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.86
Trans Order Code A761E NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.80 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 430 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 Multi-link 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link
 
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