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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan 6.3L AMG RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $50,034 $53,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,657
$50,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,020
$53,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$884 / month
$897 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sports a fluid ride, spot-on handling, and shrieking power to make it the most accomplished C-Class ever built.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 109.1 89.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 112.2 108.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.0 186.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
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 - 14.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7-3.2 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.9-19.1 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40ZR18 P255/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18 P235/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3945 3649
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
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
Fuel System SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 3600 443 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.6L/281 6.3L/379
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 342 @ 6200 451 @ 6800
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 12
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.94 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.60 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.18 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.72 2.86
Trans Order Code NA 427
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus GS 460 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA 5-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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