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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan C300 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Sport 18 26 $31,248 $33,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 18 25 $34,503 $37,100
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Luxury 18 26 $31,248 $33,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 18 25 $34,503 $37,100
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 17 25 $36,968 $39,750
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA 16 25 $34,366 $36,560
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA 17 25 $37,374 $39,760
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SB 17 26 $36,528 $38,860
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SB 17 26 $38,314 $40,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,248
$34,366
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,600
$36,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$560 / month
$609 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line For the price, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers sportiness, luxury, safety, and creature comforts in an attractive package. The 2009 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.2 98
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 113.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.3 191.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 13.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.86 12.4 x 1.02
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 18
Steering
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 56.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCH
Front Tire Size P225/45R17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QCH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 3509
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - PFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 2700 - 5000 253 @ 3100
Engine Order Code NA LY7
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 6000 263 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.63 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.78 2.33
Trans Order Code 411 MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 4.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.10 4.15
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.75 1.53
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac CTS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 3-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2009) 5
 
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