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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 26 $31,600 $34,300
5-Door Wagon 18 26 $33,150 $35,850
4-Door Sedan 2.3L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L 23 30 $26,490 $30,450
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 20 27 $30,800 $35,400
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AMG 18 24 $45,170 $51,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,600
$26,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,300
$30,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$508 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 32.8
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.9 89.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.9 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.2 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.8 177.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7 57.6
Wheelbase (in) 109.1 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.6 11.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0" x TBD 11.2 x 0.87
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) 11.06" x TBD 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.3 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 15.85
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 31.8 35.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55VR16 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55VR16 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Temp Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3461 3195
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16.0" x 6.5" 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Temp Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16.0" x 6.5" 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.5 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90.0
Engine
Displacement 2.9L/178.3 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 181 @ 5200 148 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 199 @ 4100 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code B6304-S NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.0 1.49
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 3.1 (1.9 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 2.41
Trans Order Code AW30-40 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.80 3.93
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo 960 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .708 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .905 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Indep. Multi Leaf 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Leaf Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Struts Double Wishbone
 
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