Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2006 Lexus GS 300

2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2006 Lexus GS 300
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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 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 22 30 $37,971 $43,150
4-Door Sedan AWD 21 27 $39,688 $45,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,156
$37,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,200
$43,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$719 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 110.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
178.4 190.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 12.7
Brakes
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 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.39 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 34.1
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/40ZR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/45ZR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3405 3536
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 2700 - 5000 230 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6200 245 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA A960E
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.01 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lexus GS 300
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
3-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil-Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil-Springs NA

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