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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $35,495 $39,440
2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $36,548 $40,610
2-Door Coupe 3.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 6.3L AMG Black Series 12 19 $125,550 $135,000
2-Door Coupe 3.5L 17 25 $43,198 $46,450
2-Door Coupe 5.5L 15 22 $51,290 $55,150
2-Door Cabriolet 3.5L 17 25 $50,685 $54,500
2-Door Cabriolet 5.5L 15 21 $58,776 $63,200
2-Door Cabriolet 6.3L AMG 12 18 $83,235 $89,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,495
$43,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,440
$46,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$657 / month
$774 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Can’t make up your mind between practicality and performance in a convertible? The 2010 Lexus IS 350C is a nice, sporty middle ground for top-down thrills. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 25.9 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 37.1
Second Hip Room (in) 43.3 45.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.9 82.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 49.3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.0
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 183.2
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 58.0
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 106.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8 10.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 11.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size 225/45VR17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/45VR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3840 3585
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Fuel System Direct Injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4800 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 204 @ 6400 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.79 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.47 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.28 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 250C Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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 -
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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