Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2006 Lexus GS 430

2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2006 Lexus GS 430
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4-Door Sedan 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5L 19 27 $46,546 $50,050
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $47,476 $51,050
4-Door Wagon 3.5L 18 26 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $48,872 $52,550
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $50,964 $54,800
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $54,312 $58,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $56,637 $60,900
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,660 $62,000
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,074 $81,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,818 $82,600
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $44,694 $51,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,546
$44,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,050
$51,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$834 / month
$856 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 110.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
189.7 190.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 12.7
Brakes
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)
11.8 12.2 x - TBD -
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.9-19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.7-3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
245/45HR17 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45HR17 P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3703 3745
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400-5000 325 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 4.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 300 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (Comfort Mode 2.23) 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA A761E
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.35
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lexus GS 430
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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