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1998 Mercedes-Benz C Class 4-Door Sedan 2.8L Specs

4-Door Sedan 2.8L
MSRP based on 4-Door Sedan 2.8L
 

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 21 mpg City/27 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V6, 2.8L
EPA Class Compact
Style Name C280 Sedan
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission-inc: "winter" mode, adaptive controls, OD

Dimensions

Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3316
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88
Second Head Room (in) 37.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.1
Length, Overall (in) 177.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 105.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21

Performance Specs

Engine
Fuel System SMPI
Engine Type Gas V6
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 194 @ 5800
Displacement 2.8L/171
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 195 @ 3000-4800
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07
Trans Order Code NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.93
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.87
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.35
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.85
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2
Steering Type Pwr Recirculating ball
Tires
Front Tire Size 205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size 205/60R15
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size Full-Size
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -

Safety Features

Safety
Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks No
Daytime Running Lights No
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps Yes
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No
Other Features 4-channel anti-lock brake system
Brake assist system (applies full braking pwr automatically when...
Dual front airbag supplemental restraint system
Dual front door-mounted side impact airbags
Babysmart automatic child seat recognition system
Automatic slip control (ASR)
Adjustable 3-point front shoulder belts w/dual emergency...
Outboard 3-point rear seat belts w/automatically adjusting...
Lockable reel mechanism for child seat restraint

Warranty

Warranty
Basic Miles/km 50,000
Basic Years 4
Roadside Assistance Miles/km Unlimited
Roadside Assistance Years Unlimited

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA