Compare 2009 INFINITI M vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2009 INFINITI M
2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M35 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 22 $44,267 $47,950
M35 4-Door Sedan RWD 17 25 $42,286 $45,800
M45 4-Door Sedan AWD 14 20 $50,439 $54,650
M45 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 21 $48,136 $52,150
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD 42 State
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD 42 State 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD California 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.3L AMG RWD 12 19 $79,329 $85,300
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L 4MATIC 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L RWD 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L 4MATIC 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 5.5L 4MATIC 13 19 $56,916 $61,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 5.5L RWD 15 22 $55,521 $59,700
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.5L 4MATIC 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 6.3L AMG RWD 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,267
$48,546
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,950
$52,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$799 / month
$870 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Infiniti M Series represents a compromise between sport and luxury—but a pleasant one that many shoppers should contemplate. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4-door Large Car Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.2 97.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.2 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.1 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
60.0 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 12.3 x - TBD -
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)
12.1 x 0.6 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.6 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4058 3860
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4800 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
303 @ 6800 210 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Diesel V6
Fuel System
- TBD - CDI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 7
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.77 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Infiniti M35 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4-door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link 5-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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