Compare 1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1997 INFINITI I30

1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1997 INFINITI I30
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
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4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Cloth
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Cloth 21 28 $25,885 $28,800
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Cloth 21 26 $25,885 $28,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Leather 21 28 $26,270 $29,900
4-Door Sedan Manual Touring 21 26 $27,676 $31,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic Touring 21 28 $28,555 $32,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,710
$25,885
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$28,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$480 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 99.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 189.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 10.9 x 0.9
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)
11.4 x .4 10.8 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
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)
3.3 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 34.8
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare 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)
3538 3,159
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 15" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 16" x 4"
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 15" x 6.5"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90.0 110
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182.7 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5000 190 @ 5600
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 2600 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.5 x 6.3
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode) 2.272
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.545
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.619
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.694
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.785
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Infiniti I30
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent

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