Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1998 INFINITI Q45

1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1998 INFINITI Q45
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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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Luxury Performance Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Luxury Performance Sedan 18 23 $42,985 $47,900
Luxury Performance Sedan Touring 18 23 $44,780 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,370
$42,985
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,800
$47,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$697 / month
$798 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 97.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 111.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 199.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 12.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.4 11.5 x 0.6
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 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.1
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 18.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P215/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P215/60VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1,000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3,895
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16" x 7"
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16" x 7"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16" x 4"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
Fuel System
Turbocharged EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 1600-3000 278 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.13L/252
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5000 266 @ 5600
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.692
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.694
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.569
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.000
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 Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) 2.275
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.479
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Infiniti Q45
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34

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