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Selected Style 2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 23 31 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 24 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 24 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 23 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,364 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,480 $33,850
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 24 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 26 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 16 22 $50,127 $53,900
4-Door Sedan AT (HI)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AT 18 26 $43,060 $48,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,041
$43,060
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,850
$48,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$431 / month
$806 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.9 99.1
Second Hip Room (in) 45.8 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 58.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.9 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.0 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 171.2 193.6
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.9 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
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) 11.4 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Size 245/40ZR17 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/45ZR17 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3984
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17" x 8.0"
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17"
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17" x 8.0"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/109 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 5800 300 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3500-4000 260 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
Transmission
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.48
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.06 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.61 1.57
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.60
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.46 2.70
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.72 1.07
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Acura RL
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-link Double-Wishbone
 
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