Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2012 INFINITI G37 Sedan

2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2012 INFINITI G37 Sedan
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport 21 31 $32,364 $34,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Luxury 21 31 $32,755 $35,220
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 21 31 $34,615 $37,220
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 18 25 $35,359 $38,020
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 18 25 $35,740 $38,430
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 20 29 $37,735 $40,575
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 19 28 $39,404 $42,370
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 28 $41,264 $44,370
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $54,805 $58,930
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $57,130 $61,430
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4-Door RWD Journey
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door RWD Journey 19 27 $34,187 $36,900
4-Door AWD x 18 25 $35,665 $38,500
4-Door RWD Sport Appearance Edition 19 27 $37,282 $40,250
4-Door RWD Sport 6MT 17 25 $38,436 $41,500
4-Door AWD x Sport Appearance Edition 18 25 $38,759 $41,850
4-Door RWD Limited Edition 19 27 $42,085 $45,450
4-Door AWD x Limited Edition 18 25 $42,639 $46,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,364
$34,187
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,800
$36,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$580 / month
$615 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
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. Forget that the 2012 Infiniti G Sedans are somewhat practical four-door designs; they can provide all the sensory thrills and dynamic satisfaction of full-fledged sports cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.0 99.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 69.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.8 187.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.1 x 0.6
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)
- TBD - 12.6 x 1.1
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)
17.4 20.0
Steering
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3319 3628
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2200 - 4300 269 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 3.7L/225
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 328 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.19
Trans Order Code
427 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.04
Trans Type
7 7
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 INFINITI G37 Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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