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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
97.5 Luxury Performance Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Luxury Performance Sedan 18 24 $42,569 $47,900
Luxury Performance Sedan Touring 18 24 $44,346 $49,900
97.5 Luxury Performance Sedan 18 24 $42,569 $47,900
97.5 Lux Performance Sedan Touring 18 24 $44,346 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,710
$42,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$47,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$798 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 97.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 111.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.8 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 199.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 12.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x .4 11.4 x 0.63
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 11.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21
Steering
Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size T135/90D16
Front 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 3,879
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16" x 7"
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16" x 7"
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size 16" x 4"
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90.0 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 2600 278 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182.7 4.1L/250
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 5000 266 @ 5600
Engine Type Diesel I6 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 2.569
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
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 Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode) 2.275
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.479
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.692
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.694
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Infiniti Q45
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Multi-Link
 
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