Compare 2005 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2005 Cadillac CTS-V

2005 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2005 Cadillac CTS-V
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2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
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
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 15 23 $45,778 $49,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,041
$45,778
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,850
$49,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$431 / month
$825 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.9 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.9 111.3
Second Hip Room (in)
45.8 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 56.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.0 70.6
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
171.2 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 57.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 12.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x - TBD - 14 x 0.57
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 14 x 0.55
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 17
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
245/40ZR17 P245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QKR
Front Tire Size
225/45ZR17 P245/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QKR
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 3850
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
192 @ 3500-4000 395 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA LS6
Displacement
1.8L/109 5.7L/348
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 5800 400 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Tremec
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA M12
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac CTS-V
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Performance
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Performance
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-arm Independent

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