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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 15 24 $106,113 $114,100
2-Door Coupe RWD CL63 AMG 15 22 $140,895 $151,500
2-Door Coupe RWD CL600 12 18 $147,591 $158,700
2-Door Coupe RWD CL65 AMG 12 18 $196,230 $211,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,453 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,453 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premier Plus 21 30 $25,333 $26,950
2-Door Coupe Manual Premier Plus 21 29 $25,333 $26,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,803 $27,450
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,803 $27,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic Platinum 21 30 $27,589 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Manual Platinum 21 29 $27,589 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Platinum 21 30 $29,939 $31,850
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Platinum 21 29 $29,939 $31,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$106,113
$23,453
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$114,100
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1902 / month
$416 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Volvo C30 has top-notch safety and style; but it's not as racy as it looks and not any more practical than it looks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 38.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.2 89
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 51.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.6
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
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) 201.0 167.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.3 60.3
Wheelbase (in) 116.3 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 20.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 12.9
Brakes
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 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.5 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 36.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.2 34.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P275/45HR18 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45HR18 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4740 3200
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 516 @ 1800 - 3500 236 @ 2300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.6L/- TBD - 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 429 @ 5250 227 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.34
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.66
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.98
Trans Type 7 5
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 (R2 2.23) 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.03
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Volvo C30
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 5
 
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