Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1998 Acura RL

1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 26 $41,980 $48,250
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $42,850 $49,250
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $44,020 $50,600
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 19 25 $35,980 $41,200
4-Door Sedan Special Edition 19 25 $37,103 $42,000
4-Door Sedan w/Navigation System Base 19 25 $37,727 $43,200
4-Door Sedan Premium 19 25 $38,425 $44,000
4-Door Sedan w/Nav Sys Premium 19 25 $40,172 $46,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,370
$35,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,800
$41,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$697 / month
$687 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 96.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 195.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 114.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.0 x 0.91
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 0.4 11.0 x 0.35
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 - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.1
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr-Assisted
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.35
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size 135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -TBD-
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -TBD-
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -TBD-
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3660
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16" x 6.5"
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5000 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Turbocharged EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 1600-3000 224 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/212
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 25
Transmission
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)
3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) 1.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.454
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.133
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.652
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.458
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 0.948
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Acura RL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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