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Selected Style 4-Door Sport Sedan 2.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Sport 21 29 $27,156 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 3.5L Sport 20 28 $34,922 $37,550
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 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
4-Door Sedan RWD
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 178.4 190.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.6 56.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 12.7
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.8
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 225/45ZR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/40ZR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3405 3536
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lexus GS 300
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil-Springs NA
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 -
 
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