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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
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 25 $25,389 $27,300
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Automatic 1.8L 23 32 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Manual 1.8L 21 31 $26,031 $27,990
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 AWD 2.6L 19 25 $30,713 $33,025
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.6L 19 25 $32,108 $34,525
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 17 25 $34,131 $36,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Sport 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 3.2L AMG 17 21 $46,872 $50,400
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
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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
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.3 57.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.9 13.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.3 x 0.79
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.40 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 38.06
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3720
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.58
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 - 3.25
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lincoln LS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-arm Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
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
 
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