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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 3.7L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L Automatic 17 26 $50,757 $57,400
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 25 $57,445 $65,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,890
$50,757
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$57,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$957 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 99.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 198.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 113.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 74.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 17.6
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 9.6 x 0.39
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 12.3 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 23.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 40.2
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P225/60R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P225/60R16
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 3682
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Turbocharged EMFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 1600-3000 235 @ 2700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 4400 230 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) 4.096
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.999
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.091
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 3.665
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.407
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.742
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A8
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Trapezoidal link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Track-Rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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