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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan C300 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 27 $42,827 $46,050
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 22 31 $36,642 $39,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $58,590 $63,000
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 20 28 $40,967 $44,050
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C400 21 29 $45,189 $48,590
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Sport 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Luxury 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C63 N/A N/A $59,427 $63,900
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C63 S N/A N/A $66,867 $71,900
4-Door Sedan 2.5L RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L RWD 22 33 $31,246 $33,065
4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD 21 31 $33,164 $35,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L AWD 20 30 $35,054 $37,095
4-Door Sedan 2.5L RWD Luxury 22 33 $34,869 $37,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD Luxury 21 31 $36,749 $39,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L AWD Luxury 20 30 $38,629 $41,095
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Luxury 19 28 $38,629 $41,095
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Luxury 18 26 $40,509 $43,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD Performance 21 31 $39,358 $42,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L AWD Performance 20 30 $41,228 $44,095
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 19 28 $41,228 $44,095
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $43,098 $46,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD Premium 21 31 $42,163 $45,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L AWD Premium 20 30 $43,192 $46,195
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 19 28 $44,033 $47,095
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $45,062 $48,195
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TCC's Bottom Line Forget this model's recent past; the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes a half-step up in size and a full step ahead of its peer set in sophistication -- and it's now one very charming luxury car. The 2014 Cadillac ATS puts the Germans on notice in handling and performance, while hitting high marks in quality and comfort, too.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 53.90
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.60
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.2 90.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.20
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 33.50
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.50
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.80
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.00
Second Hip Room (in) - 52.30
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 182.80
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 55.90
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 60.90
Wheelbase (in) 111.8 109.30
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 71.10
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 59.50
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.6 10.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 11.80 x 1.02
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) 11.8 12.40 x 0.90
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 16.0
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 36.38
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40HR18 P255/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code R02 RA3
Front Tire Size P225/45HR18 P255/45R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code R02 RA3
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3417 3319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 241 @ 5550 202 @ 6300
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 1300 191 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LCV
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.37
Trans Order Code NA MYA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.55
Trans Type 7 6
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac ATS
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Five-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.4 (Est) 7.0
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 7.1
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 -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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