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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 3.2L 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
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
Luxury Performance Sedan
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 199.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 12.6
Brakes
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 11.5 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 18.5
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-
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R16 P215/60VR16
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1,000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 110
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 3,895
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16" x 4"
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"
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
Engine Type Diesel I6 Gas V8
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 23
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Infiniti Q45
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.34
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
 
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