Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2006 Cadillac DTS

2006 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2006 Cadillac DTS
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4-Door Sedan 3.7L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L 17 25 $60,357 $64,900
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 26 $71,843 $77,250
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 4.3L 17 22 $71,843 $77,250
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $80,027 $86,050
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 24 $80,027 $86,050
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 15 22 $106,160 $114,150
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 12 19 $118,994 $127,950
4-Door Sedan 6.0L AMG 13 20 $157,170 $169,000
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4-Door Sedan w/1SB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/1SB 17 25 $38,517 $41,195
4-Door Sedan w/1SC 17 25 $40,854 $43,695
4-Door Sedan w/1SD 17 25 $44,594 $47,695
4-Door Sedan w/1SE 17 24 $46,464 $49,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$60,357
$38,517
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$64,900
$41,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1082 / month
$687 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Full Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 42.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106 105.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 60.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 59.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
116.7 115.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.5 207.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 18.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.47
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 - 12.7 x 1.18
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)
23.2 18
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.6 44
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55HR17 P235/55SR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QJA
Front Tire Size
225/55HR17 P235/55SR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QJA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3980 4009
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 3000-4500 292 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LD8
Displacement
3.7L/227 4.6L/279
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5800 275 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cadillac DTS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link Independent

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