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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 22 31 $35,526 $38,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $56,033 $60,250
4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
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TCC's Bottom Line For those who have a want a value-oriented car that projects the right image, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 32.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 44.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 53.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.2 90.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.9
Second Hip Room (in) - 54
Front Hip Room (in) - 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 61
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.4
Length, Overall (in) 180.8 183.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 12.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 34.2
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45HR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40HR17 P225/45VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3428 3593
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 100
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 229 @ 2000 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8 L/110 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 5500 306 @ 6400
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.46
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.86
Trans Type 7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.72
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lexus IS 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 (Est) 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6.0 (Est) -
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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