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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,156
$44,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,200
$51,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$856 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 25 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
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 12.7
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.8
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.9-19.1
Tires
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
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 3745
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
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 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 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 6200 300 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lexus GS 430
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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