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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 V6 Automatic w/Base Pkg
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Base 20 26 $29,324 $31,860
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Premium 20 26 $34,328 $37,420
4-Door Sedan V8 Automatic Sport 17 23 $36,848 $40,220
4-Door Sedan V8 Automatic Premium Sport 17 23 $39,818 $43,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,204
$29,324
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$31,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$531 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85 103.9
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 57.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.3 37.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 114.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.0 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 171.0 193.9
Height, Overall (in) 54.3 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.9 13.7
Brakes
Brake Type Power Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x 1.18
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 - 11.3 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.40 18
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.70
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 38.06
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3720
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3500-4000 220 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99S
Displacement 1.8L/110 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 5800 232 @ 6750
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.25
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.55
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.44
Trans Order Code NA 44A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lincoln LS
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36.0
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-link Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 36.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-arm Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
 
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