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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.2L w/Moonroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 26 $39,433 $41,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Premier Plus 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Platinum 18 26 $42,911 $45,650
2-Door Coupe E350 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 19 28 $46,314 $49,800
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 18 28 $53,680 $57,720
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $55,605 $59,790
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $82,677 $88,900
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,095 $91,500
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $52,629 $56,590
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $60,264 $64,800
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 29 $48,639 $52,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,673
$46,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,950
$49,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$830 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line With plenty of comfort, style, and safety, the 2012 Volvo S80 hits all the right marks for an image-conscious, affluent family--but lacks the sportier driving personality of the somewhat smaller S60. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 48.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.0
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 32.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.8 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.6 108.7
Liftover Height (in) 26.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in) 191.0 185.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 14.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P235/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 495 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 3759
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6400 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.33 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Coupe
Vehicle Name Volvo S80 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
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 Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
 
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