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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 30 $40,190 $46,200
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $41,060 $47,200
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 36 $36,890 $42,400
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
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,890
$45,648
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$53,805
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$897 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 102.0
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.7
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.8 72.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 196.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 112.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 13.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 12.3 x 1.10
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 12.1 x 0.63
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 18.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.2 34.8
Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 215/55R16 P225/60R16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 3892
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 4.0L/242
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 174 @ 4400 290 @ 6000
Engine Type Diesel I6 Gas V8
Fuel System Turbocharged EMFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 244 @ 1600-3000 300 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sdn
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.0
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
 
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