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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $34,615 $37,220
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $39,404 $42,370
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 18 25 $35,359 $38,020
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 18 25 $35,740 $38,430
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $37,735 $40,575
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,364 $34,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $32,755 $35,220
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,130 $61,430
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $54,805 $58,930
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $41,264 $44,370
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,256 $30,010
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,505 $31,360
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,181 $31,010
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $32,883 $35,010
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,181 $31,010
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,125 $33,110
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 28 $33,383 $35,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,252 $38,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,364
$28,256
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,800
$30,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$580 / month
$500 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line With a new base four-cylinder engine, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes even more sense for value-conscious (yet image-conscious) luxury shoppers. With attractive designs and a light, efficient driving feel, the 2012 Acura TSX lineup strikes an ideal balance for a front-wheel-drive sport sedan or sport wagon.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.0 94.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.8 185.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 106.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 14.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.1 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 36.7
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/40R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3319 3470
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 105
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 229 @ 2200 - 4300 170 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 5500 201 @ 7000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 2.65
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.08
Trans Type 7 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.61
Trans Order Code 427 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.44
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Acura TSX
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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