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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 20 29 $25,740 $28,040
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 20 29 $26,715 $29,015
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo w/Sunroof LP 20 27 $29,435 $31,835
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo 19 26 $31,550 $34,500
5-Door Wagon Automatic Turbo w/Sunroof LP 20 27 $30,735 $33,135
5-Door Wagon Automatic Turbo 19 26 $32,850 $35,800
5-Door Wagon Manual GT 20 29 $27,040 $29,340
5-Door Wagon Automatic GT 20 29 $28,015 $30,315
4-Door Sedan Manual 20 29 $24,510 $26,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 29 $25,485 $27,685
5-Door Wagon Manual 20 29 $25,810 $28,010
5-Door Wagon Automatic 20 29 $26,785 $28,985
4-Door Sedan Automatic Turbo HP 19 26 $34,985 $38,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic 850 Turbo HP 19 26 $36,435 $40,135
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $26,940 $29,240
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $27,915 $30,215
5-Door Wagon Manual w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $28,240 $30,540
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/Sunroof GT 20 29 $29,215 $31,515
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,510
$34,710
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,710
$39,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$665 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.2 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.2 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 111.5 95
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.2 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 183.5 189.4
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.9 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 104.9 111.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 70.8
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7/33.2 15.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5" x TBD 11.4 x .4
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) 11.0" x TBD 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.3 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size Temp Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 495 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3232 3538
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Temp Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15" x 6.5" 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15" x 6.5" 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 90.0
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I5 Diesel I6
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4700 155 @ 2600
Engine Order Code B5254-S NA
Displacement 2.4L/148.6 CID 3.0L/182.7
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6100 134 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 33
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.77 2.19
Trans Order Code M56H NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.00 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.59
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo 850 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .787 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Delta Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Struts Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .767 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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