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
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
Second Hip Room (in)
45.8 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 12.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 36.1
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 -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QKR
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3850
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 5800 400 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 15
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Tremec
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac CTS-V
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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