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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L 4MATIC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury 3.5L 17 24 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Luxury 3.5L 16 22 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L 17 24 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 3.5L 16 22 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L BlueTEC 23 32 $50,406 $54,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 5.5L 15 22 $57,381 $61,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 5.5L 13 19 $58,776 $63,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 13 20 $81,561 $87,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 16 21 $53,242 $57,250
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 13 18 $82,305 $88,500
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
$49,476
$44,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,200
$46,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$781 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family can be the right fit for a wide range of luxury buyers—even those who want the very frugal or the very fast. 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 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 57.2 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.2 102.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 55.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 58.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.0 196.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.9 11.7 x 1.0
Brake Type Pwr 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 1.3 11.9 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 38.8
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 18.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA Q12
Spare Tire Order Code NA SGC
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P255/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA Q12
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P235/50WR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3925 3973
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.7 10.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.60 4.03
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.53
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10/1.90 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.36
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cadillac STS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.3
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
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