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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan C63 AMG RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 12 19 $53,336 $57,350
2008 BMW M3
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Invoice Price
$53,336
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,350
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$956 / month
$0 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sports a fluid ride, spot-on handling, and shrieking power to make it the most accomplished C-Class ever built. The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 186.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.42
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5
Steering Type Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P255/35ZR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3924
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 443 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 6.3L/379
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 451 @ 6800
Engine Type Gas V8
Fuel System - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92
Trans Type 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 3-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 (2009)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 12.4
 
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