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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 2.6L
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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 14.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.2 16.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.0
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3310 3770
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 300
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4500 192 @ 3600
Engine Order Code NA L81
Displacement 2.6L/158 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 5500 200 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
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
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,
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac Catera
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-arm Multi-link
 
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