Compare 1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1998 Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sedan

1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1998 Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sedan
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 26 $41,980 $48,250
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $42,850 $49,250
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $44,020 $50,600
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 23 $38,590 $44,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,370
$38,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,800
$44,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$697 / month
$749 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 100.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 44.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.8
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 11.57 x 1.26
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 0.4 12.01 x 0.47
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.38
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.1
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P225/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3693
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.0L/242
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5000 300 @ 6000
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Turbocharged EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 1600-3000 310 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.424
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.753
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) 3.431
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.180
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.266
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.357
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lexus GS 400 Luxury Perform Sdn
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone

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