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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Luxury 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD 42 State 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 5.5L 15 22 $55,521 $59,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 5.5L 13 19 $56,916 $61,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $79,329 $85,300
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD California 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 17 26 $44,034 $46,845
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $52,964 $56,345
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 15 22 $52,964 $56,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,616
$44,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,200
$46,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$853 / month
$781 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 58.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.0 102.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.0 196.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 116.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) - TBD - 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 13.8
Brakes
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 - 11.7 x 1.0
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 - 11.9 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 17
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 18.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 38.8
Steering Type Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q12
Front Tire Size P245/45R17 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA Q12
Spare Tire Order Code NA SGC
Rear Tire Size P245/45R17 P255/45WR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3740 3973
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000 272 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA LLT
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000 302 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.36
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.03
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.53
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cadillac STS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multi-link Independent
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 - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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