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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 2.3T
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3T 21 29 $31,884 $34,100
4-Door Wagon 2.3T 21 29 $32,819 $35,100
4-Door Sedan 2.3T Sport 21 29 $32,869 $35,195
4-Door Wagon 2.3T Sport 21 29 $33,804 $36,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$60,357
$31,884
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$64,900
$34,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1082 / month
$568 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 36.6
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.3 96.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 37.0
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.0 190.4
Height, Overall (in) 54.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.0 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 106.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 12.05 x - TBD -
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 - TBD - 11.26 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.1
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 275/35ZR18 235/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/40ZR18 235/45VR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
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) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3992 3470
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement 5.0L/303 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600 260 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI Turbo Charged MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 339 @ 2700-4250 258 @ 1900-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.18
Trans Type 7 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.76
Trans Order Code NA MAN
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 4.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.38
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Saab 9-5
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-Link MacPherson Strut
 
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