Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs 2012 Volvo C30

2012 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
2012 Volvo C30
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2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL 550 15 24 $106,113 $114,100
2-Door Coupe RWD CL 63 AMG 15 22 $140,895 $151,500
2-Door Coupe RWD CL 600 12 18 $147,591 $158,700
2-Door Coupe RWD CL 65 AMG 12 18 $196,230 $211,000
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
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
City
15 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 70.2
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 15.9
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P275/45HR18 P205/50VR17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4740 3200
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 24
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Volvo C30
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 7.6

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