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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L 15 18 $35,294 $37,950
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 14 17 $43,152 $46,400
4-Door 6-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 6-Speed Manual 15 20 $35,808 $41,100
4-Door Tiptronic 15 19 $38,434 $44,100
4-Door Tiptronic S 14 18 $49,116 $56,300
4-Door Tiptronic Turbo 13 18 $78,007 $89,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,294
$35,808
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,950
$41,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$685 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Special Purpose Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 40.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 58.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 71.7 66.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 65.75
Wheelbase (in) 111.0 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 65.16
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 8.54
Length, Overall (in) 182.6 188.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.7 19.07
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.2 62.51
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x - TBD - 13.00 x 1.10
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) 11.9 x - TBD - 13.0 x - 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) 23.0 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 - TBD -
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.62 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 19.5 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size 255/60HR17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size 255/60HR17 P235/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 771
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 7716
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4819 4784
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 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 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3000-4500 228 @ 2500-5500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.7L/227 3.2L/194
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 232 @ 5750 247 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.91
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.61
Trans Type 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.08
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.32
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.7 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.64 2.7
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz M-Class Porsche Cayenne
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 8.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 8.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent
 
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