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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Turbo4 *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 17 27 $37,176 $38,525
4-Door Sedan Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Turbo6 XWD 17 27 $46,348 $48,030
4-Door Sedan Aero XWD 17 27 $47,334 $49,565
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo4 17 27 $37,176 $38,525
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo4 17 27 $38,479 $39,875
4-Door Sedan Manual Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo4 Premium 17 27 $41,480 $43,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo6 XWD 17 27 $46,348 $48,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic Aero XWD 17 27 $47,334 $49,565
2-Door Coupe E350 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Luxury 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Luxury 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Sport 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,176
$45,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,525
$48,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$642 / month
$814 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 9-5 could be Saab's saving grace; it's a classy, comfortable, and well-designed flagship, with a lot more character than most luxury sport sedans. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 32.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.3 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 48.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.0
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 185.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.7 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.2 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.05 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
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) 11.26 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 22.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR17 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code QRU NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR17 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code QRU NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 3683
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2500 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code LHU NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 5500 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.76 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.62 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.92 4.38
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.86
Trans Order Code MM1 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Saab 9-5 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link 5-arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
 
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