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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
4-Door Luxury Sedan SLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Luxury Sedan SLS 17 26 $36,750 $39,995
4-Door Touring Sedan STS 17 26 $41,325 $44,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,710
$36,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$667 / month
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 102.3
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.8 74.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 204.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 54.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 60.9
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 111.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 14.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 11.9 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x .4 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 20
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 2.65
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 43.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 41.6
Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Speed Sensitive
Tires
Rear Tire Size 215/55R16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size T125/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3538 3901
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 770
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90.0 140
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/182.7 4.6L/279
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 5000 275 @ 5600
Engine Type Diesel I6 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 2600 300 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA LD8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode) 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.63
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 2.96
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cadillac Seville
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.76
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
 
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