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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe CL550 4MATIC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL550 14 21 $105,230 $113,150
2-Door Coupe RWD CL600 11 17 $146,010 $157,000
2-Door Coupe RWD CL63 AMG 11 18 $139,732 $150,250
2-Door Coupe RWD CL65 AMG 11 17 $194,649 $209,300
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$105,230
$23,218
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$113,150
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1886 / month
$412 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Volvo C30 provides a stylish look and feel, but that means plenty of sacrifices inside.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 51.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.6
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) 62 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 38.2
Second Hip Room (in) 56 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.2 89
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.3 60.3
Wheelbase (in) 116.3 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 70.2
Track Width, Front (in) 63.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 199.4 167.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 12.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 20.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.5 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.3 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.2 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P275/45HR18 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45HR18 P205/50VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4650 3200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 382 @ 6000 227 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System - TBD - EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 391 @ 2800 - 4800 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.6L/285 2.5L/154
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 (2010) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 (2010) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 (2010) 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 (R2 2.23) 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.91
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.39
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.27
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.78
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Volvo C30
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 (2010) 5
 
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