Compare 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora vs 1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class

1997 Oldsmobile Aurora
1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 26 $32,340 $35,735
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,340
$34,710
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,735
$39,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$596 / month
$665 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 95
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
205.4 189.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 111.5
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.1 15.3
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)
10.94 x 0.43 11.4 x .4
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.83 x 1.27 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.9 37.1
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.2 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3958 3538
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 90.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
970 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Diesel I6
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 155 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
L47 NA
Displacement
4.0L/244 3.0L/182.7
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5600 134 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 33
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13 3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.19
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.48 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Oldsmobile Aurora Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arm 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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