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Selected Style 4-Door Sport Sedan Linear
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan Linear 22 32 $25,330 $26,850
4-Door Sport Sedan Arc 22 32 $28,538 $30,250
4-Door Sport Sedan Aero 22 32 $30,922 $32,850
2-Door Convertible Linear 22 32 $34,985 $37,100
2-Door Convertible Arc 22 32 $37,814 $40,100
2-Door Convertible Aero 22 32 $40,172 $42,600
4MATIC 4-Door 3.7L
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Engine

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Trim

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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,330
$35,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,850
$37,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$633 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 40.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 105.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 71.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 111.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 182.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 34.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 81.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.87 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.14 x - TBD - 11.9 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) 16.4 23.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.97 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 19.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 39.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55HR16 255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55HR16 255/60HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3175 4819
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Turbocharged MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 195 @ 2500 254 @ 3000-4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 5500 232 @ 5750
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.59
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.88 2.19
Trans Order Code MAN NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 3.7
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - 2.64
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 8.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 8.0
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Double Wishbone
 
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