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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 3.0L 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
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 110.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.8
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 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
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
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
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
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
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
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 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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