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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 1.8L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L 21 31 $23,204 $24,950
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 17 26 $29,202 $31,400
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 21 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 17 25 $34,131 $36,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.6L 19 25 $30,713 $33,025
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.6L 19 25 $32,108 $34,525
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 19 25 $37,037 $39,825
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Manual 1.8L 21 31 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Automatic 1.8L 23 32 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 25 $25,389 $27,300
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,204
$27,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$30,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$500 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.3 36.9
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85 98
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 171.0 190.1
Height, Overall (in) 54.3 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 113.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.0 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.9 12.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.40 17.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr-assisted
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QWJ
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QWJ
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3568
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
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 - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 5800 220 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3500-4000 220 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA LA3
Displacement 1.8L/110 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.21
Trans Order Code NA M82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.42
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.60
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.75
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac CTS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-sway bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-link Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-sway bar
 
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