Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1999 Acura RL

1999 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 36 $36,890 $42,400
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 30 $40,190 $46,200
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $41,060 $47,200
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 28 $42,620 $48,990
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $43,490 $49,990
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 19 26 $44,630 $51,300
4-Door Sedan 5.4L AMG 16 23 $60,120 $69,100
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 24 $36,591 $41,900
4-Door Sedan w/Navigation System 18 24 $38,338 $43,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,890
$36,591
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$41,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$698 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 96.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 196.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 114.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.0
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 11.1 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 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 36.1
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr-Assisted
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.35
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size 135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3840
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Turbocharged EMFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 1600-3000 224 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 4400 210 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) 1.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.454
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.133
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.652
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.458
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 0.948
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 Acura RL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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