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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 3.0L 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 Sport 20 28 $34,922 $37,550
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
$49,176
$27,156
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,525
$29,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$942 / 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 Large Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.2 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) 57.3 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0 68.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 197.4 178.4
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 115.2 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.2 12.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.18
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 0.39
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) 22.2 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR17 245/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR17 225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size P225/55HR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3990 3405
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
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/262 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 278 @ 5600 201 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 312 @ 3400 181 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 29
Transmission
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 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.50 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 5.01
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus LS 430 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 Independent 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double-Wishbone Coil-Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-Link
 
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