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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
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 20 29 $25,740 $28,040
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 20 29 $26,715 $29,015
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo w/Sunroof LP 20 27 $29,435 $31,835
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo 19 26 $31,550 $34,500
5-Door Wagon Automatic Turbo w/Sunroof LP 20 27 $30,735 $33,135
5-Door Wagon Automatic Turbo 19 26 $32,850 $35,800
5-Door Wagon Manual GT 20 29 $27,040 $29,340
5-Door Wagon Automatic GT 20 29 $28,015 $30,315
4-Door Sedan Manual 20 29 $24,510 $26,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 29 $25,485 $27,685
5-Door Wagon Manual 20 29 $25,810 $28,010
5-Door Wagon Automatic 20 29 $26,785 $28,985
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo HP 19 26 $34,985 $38,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic 850 Turbo HP 19 26 $36,435 $40,135
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $26,940 $29,240
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $27,915 $30,215
5-Door Wagon Manual w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $28,240 $30,540
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $29,215 $31,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,710
$24,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$26,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$445 / month
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 111.5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.8 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 6.2
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 183.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 104.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 14.7/33.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 11.0" x TBD
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 11.5" x TBD
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 33.5
Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 215/55R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Temp
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3538 3232
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Temp
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15" x 6.5"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90.0 80
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/182.7 2.4L/148.6 CID
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 5000 168 @ 6100
Engine Type Diesel I6 Gas I5
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 2600 162 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA B5254-S
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.19
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode) 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.77
Trans Order Code NA M56H
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.07
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Volvo 850
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .767
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .787
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Delta Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Struts
 
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