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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.4L
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Engine

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L 18 27 $27,854 $29,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,364 $36,950
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,854
$28,957
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,950
$31,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$522 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 56.0 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 41.7 38.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 37.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.5 98.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 192.2
Height, Overall (in) 55.2 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 107.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.0 70.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 14.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.65 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel, 4-Channel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.26 x 0.47
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.2 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 36.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3310 3770
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 300
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 5500 200 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4500 192 @ 3600
Engine Order Code NA L81
Displacement 2.4L/158 3.0L/181
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.06 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.61 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.46 2.86
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.72 1.00
Trans Type 6 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac Catera
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-link MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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