Compare 1999 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1999 Acura RL

1999 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1999 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 36 $36,890 $42,400
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 30 $40,190 $46,200
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $41,060 $47,200
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 28 $42,620 $48,990
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $43,490 $49,990
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 19 26 $44,630 $51,300
4-Door Sedan 5.4L AMG 16 23 $60,120 $69,100
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 24 $36,591 $41,900
4-Door Sedan w/Navigation System 18 24 $38,338 $43,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,890
$36,591
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$41,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$698 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 96.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 114.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 196.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.4 11.1 x 0.47
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
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 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr-Assisted
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.35
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3840
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 1600-3000 224 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 4400 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Turbocharged EMFI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.458
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 0.948
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) 1.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.454
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.133
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.652
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Acura RL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Double-Wishbone

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