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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CLS550
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CLS550 14 21 $68,820 $74,000
4-Door Sedan CLS63 AMG 12 18 $92,116 $99,050
2-Door Coupe E350 RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Luxury 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Luxury 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Sport 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,820
$45,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,000
$48,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1233 / month
$814 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 48.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 32.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 40.4
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in) 193.3 185.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 60.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.5 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
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) 13.0 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size P255/35R19 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/30R19 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4023 3683
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 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) 180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 5.5L/333 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 382 @ 6000 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 391 @ 2800-4800 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 26
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.92
Trans Type 7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.82 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 4-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 4
 
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