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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 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
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 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
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
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
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 195.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 14.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 16.0
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -TBD-
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-
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 3660
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 174 @ 5000 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Diesel I6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Acura RL
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.13
 
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