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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 3.0L 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
3-Door Coupe S Automatic w/Sunroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Automatic S 19 27 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 27 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Manual S 21 29 $22,923 $25,470
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Sunroof S 21 29 $22,923 $25,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic S 19 27 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 27 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Manual S 21 29 $23,823 $26,470
5-Door Sedan Manual w/Sunroof S 21 29 $23,823 $26,470
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $27,423 $30,470
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $27,423 $30,470
3-Door Coupe Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $27,663 $30,995
3-Door Coupe Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $27,663 $30,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 25 $28,322 $31,470
5-Door Sedan Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $28,557 $31,995
5-Door Sedan Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $28,557 $31,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic S 19 27 $32,104 $35,670
2-Door Convertible Manual S 21 29 $32,104 $35,670
2-Door Convertible Turbo Automatic SE 18 26 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible V6 Automatic SE 19 25 $37,115 $41,470
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE Talledega 18 26 $36,849 $41,995
2-Door Convertible Manual SE Talledega 20 27 $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 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 56.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 -TBD-
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 182.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 24.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 -TBD-
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R16 P195/60R15
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3538 3000
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 -TBD-
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90.0 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 5000 150 @ 5700
Engine Type Diesel I6 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 27
Transmission
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) -TBD-
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.10
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.67
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.39
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saab 900
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link H-Formed
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
 
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