Compare 1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1997 INFINITI Q45

1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1997 INFINITI Q45
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
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Luxury Performance Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
97.5 Luxury Performance Sedan 18 24 $42,569 $47,900
Luxury Performance Sedan 18 24 $42,569 $47,900
97.5 Lux Performance Sedan Touring 18 24 $44,346 $49,900
Luxury Performance Sedan Touring 18 24 $44,346 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,710
$42,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$47,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$798 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 97.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 199.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 111.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 12.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x .4 11.4 x 0.63
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.1
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3538 3,879
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16" x 7"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 16" x 4"
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16" x 7"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90.0 110
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182.7 4.1L/250
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5000 266 @ 5600
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 2600 278 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode) 2.275
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.479
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.692
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.694
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.569
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Infiniti Q45
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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