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

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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
4-Door Sedan (CA/NY/MA/CT)
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,370
$38,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,800
$44,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$697 / month
$749 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 14.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.8
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 17.2
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 3693
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 174 @ 5000 300 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 17
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sdn
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
 
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