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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 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 Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $51,011 $54,850
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 5.5L 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85 97.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 37.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.9 15.9
Brakes
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 - 11.8 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.40 21.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 2.8
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3635
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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 Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3500-4000 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 5800 221 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
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
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
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 - 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
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
 
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