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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.3L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $30,800 $35,400
4-Door Sedan 2.3L 23 30 $26,490 $30,450
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 17 22 $45,890 $52,750
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 28 $29,697 $33,750
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD 17 26 $29,697 $33,750
4-Door Wagon Quattro AWD 19 24 $30,250 $34,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,490
$29,697
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,450
$33,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$563 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 98.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 56.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 71.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 192.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.6 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 17.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.47 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel, 4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.35 11.3 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.85 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.2 38.3
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 205/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/60R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3473
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.8L/169
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 147 @ 5500 200 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 207 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.407
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.742
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 4.096
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 1.999
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.409
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 3.665
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Audi A6
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Four-Link
 
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