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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,041
$45,778
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,850
$49,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$431 / month
$825 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 9.9 12.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QKR
Front Tire Size 225/45ZR17 P245/45WR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA QKR
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size 245/40ZR17 P245/45WR18
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3850
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
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) 90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 5800 400 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3500-4000 395 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA LS6
Displacement 1.8L/109 5.7L/348
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac CTS-V
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
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
 
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