Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2006 Lexus GS 430

2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2006 Lexus GS 430
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4-Door Sport Sedan 2.5L
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 18 25 $44,694 $51,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,156
$44,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,200
$51,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$856 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 110.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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 13.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.9-19.1
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 2.7-3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/45ZR17 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/40ZR17 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3405 3745
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 8
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 6200 300 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 2700 - 5000 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 4.3L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA A761E
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.80
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 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 1.35
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lexus GS 430
Suspension
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
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

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