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2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,401 $35,345
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,254 $38,365
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $36,288 $38,400
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,349 $38,465
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,425 $38,545
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $37,748 $39,945
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,050 $40,265
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,144 $40,365
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,236 $41,520
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $39,312 $41,600
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,449 $41,745
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,467 $41,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $39,543 $41,845
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $40,450 $42,805
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,031 $43,420
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $41,168 $43,565
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $41,244 $43,645
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,263 $43,665
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $42,246 $44,705
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $42,964 $45,465
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $44,613 $47,210
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,171 $47,800
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $46,408 $49,110
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $46,555 $49,265
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $46,966 $49,700
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $48,350 $51,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$33,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$35,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$589 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 16 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.4
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 98.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
- 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
- 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 191.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.4 x 1.0
Brake Type
- Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.0
Steering Type
- Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- QCH
Front Tire Size
- P235/55HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3849
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 270 @ 7000
Engine Type
- Gas V6
Fuel System
- SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 223 @ 5700
Engine Order Code
- LF1
Displacement
- 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.33
Trans Order Code
- MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.53
Trans Type
- 6
Summary
Body Style
- 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Cadillac CTS Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
- Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 9.8
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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