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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 3.0L 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
3-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 19 25 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 19 25 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Manual 20 27 $24,346 $25,900
3-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 20 27 $24,346 $25,900
5-Door HB Automatic 19 25 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Automatic w/Sunroof 19 25 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual 20 27 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 20 27 $24,578 $26,400
5-Door HB Manual SE 19 27 $29,703 $31,700
5-Door HB Automatic SE 19 27 $30,640 $32,700
3-Door HB Manual Viggen 20 25 $33,620 $37,750
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 25 $36,610 $39,450
2-Door Convertible Manual 20 27 $36,610 $39,450
2-Door Convertible Manual SE 19 27 $39,899 $42,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE 19 25 $40,830 $43,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,890
$24,346
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$25,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$432 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 34.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 89.6
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 52.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 52.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.8 67.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 182.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 56.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 102.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 21.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 11.34 x - TBD -
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 11.26 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.2 34.4
Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 215/55R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 2990
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 65
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 174 @ 4400 185 @ 5500
Engine Type Diesel I6 Gas I4
Fuel System Turbocharged EMFI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 244 @ 1600-3000 194 @ 2100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.18
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 1.76
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 4.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93 3.38
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saab 9-3
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
 
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