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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 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 27 $43,664 $46,950
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $45,803 $49,250
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 19 26 $48,453 $52,100
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $51,011 $54,850
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $70,680 $76,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,204
$43,664
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$46,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$783 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 56.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.3 37.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85 97.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.8 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 171.0 190.3
Height, Overall (in) 54.3 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.6 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 112.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.0 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.9 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.4 x 0.4
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) 16.40 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3635
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 5800 221 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3500-4000 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Trans Type 6 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-arm Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-link 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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