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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 5.0L
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 5.0L 16 22 $85,235 $91,650
2-Door Coupe 5.5L AMG 14 22 $106,578 $114,600
2-Door Coupe 5.5L 13 19 $116,157 $124,900
2-Door Convertible
Pricing
Invoice Price
$85,235
$54,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,650
$62,225
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1528 / month
$1037 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 46.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 30.8 27.1
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.0 75.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 33.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 53.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 113.6 103.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 72.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 196.4 177.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.3 8.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.1
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 35.4
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.83 17.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-Size T145/70R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55HR17 P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55HR17 P245/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4070 3840
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700 - 4250 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 4.3L/261
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 300 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.42
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.75
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.18
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Lexus SC 430
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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