Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2006 Lexus LS 430

2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2006 Lexus LS 430
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4-Door Sedan 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5L 19 27 $46,546 $50,050
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $47,476 $51,050
4-Door Wagon 3.5L 18 26 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $48,872 $52,550
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $50,964 $54,800
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $54,312 $58,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $56,637 $60,900
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,660 $62,000
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,074 $81,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,818 $82,600
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $49,176 $56,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,546
$49,176
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,050
$56,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$834 / month
$942 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 107.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.7 197.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 115.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 20.2
Brakes
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)
11.8 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.4 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45HR17 P225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P225/55HR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45HR17 P225/55HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3703 3990
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400-5000 312 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 278 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (Comfort Mode 2.23) 2.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.35
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lexus LS 430
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone

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