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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 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
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
4-Door Sedan Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 19 25 $35,980 $41,200
4-Door Sedan Premium 19 25 $38,425 $44,000
4-Door Sedan w/Nav Sys Premium 19 25 $40,172 $46,000
4-Door Sedan w/Navigation System Base 19 25 $37,727 $43,200
4-Door Sedan Special Edition 19 25 $37,103 $42,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,370
$35,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,800
$41,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$697 / month
$687 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 14.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr-Assisted
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.35
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
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 135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - -TBD-
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-
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 3660
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16" x 6.5"
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -TBD-
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 244 @ 1600-3000 224 @ 2800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 174 @ 5000 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Diesel I6 Gas V6
Fuel System Turbocharged EFI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 19
Transmission
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
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,
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Acura RL
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Double-Wishbone
 
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