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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
3-Door Coupe S Manual w/Sunroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual S 21 29 $22,923 $25,470
2-Door Convertible Manual S 21 29 $32,104 $35,670
3-Door Coupe Automatic S 19 27 $22,923 $25,470
2-Door Convertible Automatic S 19 27 $32,104 $35,670
5-Door Sedan Manual S 21 29 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic S 19 27 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Manual w/Sunroof S 21 29 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 27 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 25 $28,322 $31,470
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Sunroof S 21 29 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 27 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $27,423 $30,470
2-Door Convertible Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic SE 19 25 $37,115 $41,470
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $27,423 $30,470
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $28,322 $31,470
2-Door Convertible Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $37,115 $41,470
3-Door Coupe Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $27,663 $30,995
3-Door Coupe Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $27,663 $30,995
5-Door Sedan Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $28,557 $31,995
5-Door Sedan Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $28,557 $31,995
2-Door Convertible Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $36,849 $41,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $36,849 $41,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,710
$22,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$25,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$425 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 52.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 34.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 89.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 52.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 56.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.8 67.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 56.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 -TBD-
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 182.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 24.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x .4 -TBD-
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 -TBD-
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 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 34.4
Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 -TBD-
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R16 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3538 2940
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15 x 6.5
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 -TBD-
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90.0 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Engine
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 2600 155 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182.7 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 5000 150 @ 5700
Engine Type Diesel I6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.38
Clutch Size (in) NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.12
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode) -TBD-
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.76
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.05
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saab 900
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link H-Formed
 
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