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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 54.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 15.3
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 11.9 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.4 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 20
Steering
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
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed Sensitive
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size T125/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 770
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
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
Fuel System
Turbocharged EFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 17
Transmission
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,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.96
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cadillac Eldorado
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring

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