Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2006 Cadillac CTS-V

2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2006 Cadillac CTS-V
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4-Door Sedan 2.5L Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Sport 21 29 $27,156 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury 21 28 $30,644 $32,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 4MATIC Luxury 19 26 $32,318 $34,750
4-Door Sedan 3.5L Sport 20 28 $34,922 $37,550
4-Door Sedan 3.5L Luxury 20 29 $35,480 $38,150
4-Door Sedan 3.5L 4MATIC Luxury 19 24 $37,154 $39,950
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 17 22 $50,638 $54,450
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 25 $46,367 $50,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,156
$46,367
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,200
$50,675
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$845 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 111.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 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)
59.3 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.4 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 57.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 12.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.39 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)
13.0 x 1.18 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
Rack & Pinion Steering 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 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QJL
Front Tire Size
225/45ZR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QJL
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)
3405 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 2700 - 5000 395 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LS2
Displacement
2.5L/152 6.0L/366
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6200 400 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.57
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.01 2.97
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 1.43
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 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)
2.83 2.07
Trans Order Code
NA M12
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac CTS-V
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil-Springs Performance
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
3-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil-Springs Performance
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.05
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Independent

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