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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
5-Door Wagon 2.7T quattro Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon 2.7T quattro Automatic 16 22 $37,255 $40,250
5-Door Wagon 2.7T quattro Manual 16 23 $37,255 $40,250
5-Door Wagon 4.2L quattro Automatic 16 21 $43,625 $47,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,041
$37,255
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,850
$40,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$431 / month
$671 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 37.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.9 99.3
Second Hip Room (in) 45.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 58.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.3 38.4
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.0 76.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 171.2 189.4
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 60.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.9 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
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 - 10.1 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 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 38.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size 245/40ZR17 P225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/45ZR17 P225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P225/55HR17
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 4178
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 150
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/109 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 5800 250 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3500-4000 258 @ 1850
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 23
Transmission
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.61 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.46 3.75
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.72 1.42
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Audi allroad
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Variable Air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Variable Air
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-link Four Link
 
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