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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 13 19 $116,157 $124,900
2-Door Coupe 5.5L AMG 14 22 $106,578 $114,600
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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 53.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 113.6 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.3 8.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.83 17.4
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size 225/55HR17 P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55HR17 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size Full-Size T145/70R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4070 3840
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
Displacement 5.0L/303 4.3L/261
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 300 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700 - 4250 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Lexus SC 430
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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 -
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
 
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