Compare 2004 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2004 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 27 $44,710 $48,075
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 27 $47,012 $50,550
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $47,035 $50,575
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 23 $49,337 $53,050
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 Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $55,754 $59,950
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $73,052 $78,550
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2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 22 30 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 23 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 22 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,365 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,481 $33,850
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 26 $36,689 $39,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $37,805 $40,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 16 21 $47,802 $51,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,710
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,075
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$801 / month
$431 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.3 84.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 45.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 36.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
189.7 171.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 9.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
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 - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.3
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55HR16 P225/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55HR16 P225/45ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3691 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
232 @ 3000-4800 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
221 @ 5600 189 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.72
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.42 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.46
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Independent 5-arm

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