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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 Manual 1.8L 23 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 24 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 Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 26 $36,410 $39,150
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 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 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
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.9 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 113.4
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 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
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 192 @ 3500-4000 395 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA LS6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac CTS-V
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Performance
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-link Independent
 
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