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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan C300 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 22 31 $36,456 $39,200
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 24 31 $38,177 $41,050
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 24 31 $39,595 $42,575
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 N/A N/A $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Sport N/A N/A $37,735 $40,575
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Luxury N/A N/A $36,317 $39,050
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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 Lexus IS is an important car for the brand, and at first impression, the redesign is off to a good start.
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Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 -
Passenger Capacity 5 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 -
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 -
Length, Overall (in) 184.5 -
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 111.8 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.6 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 -
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact -
Front Tire Order Code R02 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA -
Rear Tire Size P245/40HR17 -
Rear Tire Order Code R02 -
Front Tire Size P225/45HR17 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3417 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 -
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 1300 -
Engine Order Code NA -
Displacement 2.0 L/121 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 241 @ 5550 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 -
Trans Order Code NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 -
Trans Type 7 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class -
Body Style Sedan -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front Strut -
 
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