Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1998 Acura RL

1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1998 Acura RL
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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
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
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 114.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.0
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.4 11.0 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.0
Steering
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
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr-Assisted
Tires
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
Spare 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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16" x 6.5"
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 1600-3000 224 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 0.948
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Acura RL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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