Compare 2005 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2005 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2005 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 23 31 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 24 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 24 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 23 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,364 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,480 $33,850
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 24 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 26 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 16 22 $50,127 $53,900
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $45,105 $48,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $46,826 $50,350
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $47,198 $50,750
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 25 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $49,522 $53,250
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $53,754 $57,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $55,242 $59,400
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,102 $61,400
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $75,144 $80,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 14 21 $76,818 $82,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,041
$45,105
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,850
$48,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$431 / month
$808 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.9 52.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.9 97.2
Second Hip Room (in)
45.8 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.0 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 4.90
Length, Overall (in)
171.2 189.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed sensitive rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 18.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/40ZR17 225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/45ZR17 225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3691
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
192 @ 3500-4000 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 5800 221 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.49
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.42
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-arm 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-link 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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