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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.2L *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $45,105 $48,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $46,826 $50,350
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $47,198 $50,750
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 25 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $49,522 $53,250
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $53,754 $57,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $55,242 $59,400
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,102 $61,400
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $75,144 $80,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 14 21 $76,818 $82,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,915
$45,105
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,225
$48,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$937 / month
$808 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.2 97.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 37.4
Second Hip Room (in) 57.3 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 56.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 115.2 112.4
Liftover Height (in) 26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 71.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.90
Length, Overall (in) 197.4 189.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.2 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x 0.63 11.8 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) 12.4 x 1.18 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.2 21.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed sensitive rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.52 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 18.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size P225/55HR17 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR17 225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR17 225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3990 3691
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 320 @ 3400 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.3L/261.9 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 5600 221 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.50 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.95
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.49
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.95 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 2.42
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Lexus LS 430 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 40 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 40 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Arm Multilink
 
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