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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $44,501 $47,850
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 27 $47,151 $50,700
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AWD 17 23 $52,127 $56,050
4-Door Sedan 5.4L AMG 17 24 $65,379 $70,300
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $45,245 $48,650
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 27 $47,895 $51,500
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,501
$47,158
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,850
$54,205
Monthly Payment Estimate
$798 / month
$903 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 44.0
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 56.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 107.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 196.7
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 115.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.8 72.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 20.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x 0.4 12.2 x .63
Brake Type Power Pwr
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 12.4 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.2 37.4
Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 3.52
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 215/55HR16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P225/60R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55HR16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3460 3955
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 232 @ 3000-4800 320 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 4.3/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 221 @ 5600 290 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 2.180
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.27
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lexus LS 430
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
 
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