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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 2.3L 23 30 $26,490 $30,450
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $30,800 $35,400
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 17 22 $45,890 $52,750
4-Door Sedan (CA/NY/MA/CT)
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,490
$26,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,450
$30,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$513 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 34.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88 92.1
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 190.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.47 10.7 x 1.10
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 10.5 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.85 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.2 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size 205/60R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/60R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P205/65R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3319
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 80
Engine
Displacement 2.3L/140 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 147 @ 5500 198 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 212 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
Transmission
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
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) 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 1.55
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.933
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 2.81
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lexus ES 300 Luxury Sport Sdn
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
 
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