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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $51,845
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
2-Door Coupe E350 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Luxury 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Luxury 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Sport 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$45,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,845
$48,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$864 / month
$814 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 42.0
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 48.9
Second Leg Room (in) - 32.9
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.2 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 90.5 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 3.0
Length, Overall (in) 149.0 185.0
Height, Overall (in) 44.0 55.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 35.3
Steering Type Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.7
Tires
Front Tire Size P175/50R16 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45R17 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1984 3683
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.5 17 x 7.5
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 1.8L/110 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 7800 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 6800 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
Transmission
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Lotus Elise Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 9.3
 
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