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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 2.3T
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3T 21 29 $31,884 $34,100
4-Door Sedan 2.3T Sport 21 29 $32,869 $35,195
4-Door Wagon 2.3T 21 29 $32,819 $35,100
4-Door Wagon 2.3T Sport 21 29 $33,804 $36,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,156
$31,884
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,200
$34,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$568 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 36.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 96.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.6 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.0 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.4 190.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x 0.39 11.26 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 12.05 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 37.1
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/40ZR17 235/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/45ZR17 235/45VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3405 3470
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI Turbo Charged MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 2700 - 5000 258 @ 1900-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 6200 260 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.01 3.38
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 1.18
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.83 1.76
Trans Order Code NA MAN
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 4.05
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saab 9-5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil-Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 3-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil-Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Multilink
 
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