Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1998 Cadillac Eldorado

1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1998 Cadillac Eldorado
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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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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 26 $35,377 $38,495
2-Door Coupe Touring 17 26 $39,220 $42,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,370
$35,226
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,800
$38,330
Monthly Payment Estimate
$697 / month
$639 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 99.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 108.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 75.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 200.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.4 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Power
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 11.9 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 20
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.65
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size T125/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3829
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 770
Engine
Fuel System
Turbocharged EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 1600-3000 300 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.6L/279
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5000 275 @ 5600
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cadillac Eldorado
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Short/Long Arm

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