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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 5.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 22 $60,357 $64,900
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 20 $80,538 $86,600
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$60,357
$44,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$64,900
$51,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1082 / month
$856 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.3 110.5
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 37.0
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 43.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.0 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 112.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 193.0 190.0
Height, Overall (in) 54.7 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 12.7
Brakes
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) 13.0 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
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) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.7-3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.9-19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 275/35ZR18 P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/40ZR18 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3992 3745
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear 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 339 @ 2700-4250 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0L/303 4.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 300 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.30
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.35
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.96
Trans Order Code NA A761E
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Lexus GS 430
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs NA
 
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