Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1998 Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sedan

1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1998 Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sedan
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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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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 23 $38,590 $44,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,370
$38,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,800
$44,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$697 / month
$749 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 44.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 100.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.57 x 1.26
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 12.01 x 0.47
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.1
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.38
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P225/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P225/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3693
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5000 300 @ 6000
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Turbocharged EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 1600-3000 310 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.0L/242
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 23
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.753
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) 3.431
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.180
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.266
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.357
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.424
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sdn
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone

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