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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 19 27 $44,710 $48,075
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $47,035 $50,575
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 20 $52,382 $56,325
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 24 $54,707 $58,825
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $73,052 $78,550
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 27 $47,012 $50,550
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 23 $49,337 $53,050
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $55,754 $59,950
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,710
$48,174
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,075
$55,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$801 / month
$923 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 56.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.3 107.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.8 58.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 44.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 115.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 72.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 189.7 197.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 20.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.2 x 0.63
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 22.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.52
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.8
Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55HR16 P225/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55HR16 P225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact P225/55HR17
Front 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) 3691 3990
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 232 @ 3000-4800 320 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 4.3L/261.9
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 221 @ 5600 290 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.35
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.42 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.95 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lexus LS 430
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 40
Suspension Type - Front 4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 40
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
 
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