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Vehicle 1997 Lexus SC 400 Luxury Sport Cpe 2dr Cpe (CA/NY) 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class 2dr Coupe
General
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Vehicle SC 400 CLK Class
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 67.8
Battery
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F -TBD- n/a
Maximum Capacity (amps) 80 n/a
Brake System
ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Channel
Brakes Front Yes Yes
Brakes Rear Yes Yes
Rear disc brake rotor diameter x thickness (in) 12.0 x -TBD- 11.3 x .39
Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x -TBD- 11.7 x 1.1
Type of Brakes Pwr-Assisted Power
Drive Train
Clutch Size (in) n/a N/A
Displacement (CC) 4.0L/242 3.2L/195.3
EPA Fuel Economy Est (MPG) 18 21
Final Drive Ratio 2.76 3.07
Fuel Capacity (gal) 20.6 16.4
Fuel System EFI SFI
Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5300 215 @ 5700
Hwy EPA Fuel Economy Estimate (MPG) 23 29
Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4500 229 @ 3000-4600
Total System Capacity (qts) 12.0 n/a
Transmission Speeds 4 5
Transmission Type Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Transmission Type Description Line 2 Electronic Electronic
Type of Engine Gas V8 Gas V6
Exterior
Base Curb Weight (lb) 3605 3240
Overall Length (in) 192.5 180.3
Overall Width (in) 53.2 54.0
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 105.9
Interior - Cargo - Carrying
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- n/a
Trunk Volume (cu ft) 9.3 11.0
Interior - Passengers
Headroom front (in) 38.3 36.9
Hip room front (in) 55.1 53.7
Leg room front (in) 44.1 41.9
Passenger Volume 75.4 80.7
Seating capacity - Standard 4 4
Second seat head room (in) 36.1 35.8
Second seat hip room (in) 39.2 45.9
Second seat leg room (in) 27.2 31.2
Second seat shoulder room (in) 52.7 50.4
Shoulder room front (in) 56.0 52.9
Suspension
Front suspension Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 n/a
Rear shock absorber diameter (mm) -TBD- n/a
Rear stabilizer bar diameter (in) -TBD- n/a
Rear Suspension Independent 5-Link
Rear suspension type line 2 Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter (mm) -TBD- n/a
Stabilizer Bar Diameter (in) -TBD- n/a
Track Front 59.8 59.3
Track Rear 60.0 58.0
Tires and Wheels
Rear tire size P225/55R16 205/55HR16
Rear wheel size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Rear wheel type Aluminum Alloy
Spare tire size P225/55R16 205/55HR16
Spare wheel size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Spare wheel type Steel n/a
Towing
Dead Weight Hitch-Max. Tongue Load N/A n/a
Tow Capacity Standard N/A n/a
Wt Distributing Hitch (lb) N/A N/A
Wt. Distributing Hitch-Max. Tongue Load N/A N/A
Turning Radius
Lock to Lock Turns 3.1 3.2
Steering Diameter Left 36.1 35.2
Steering Diameter Right -TBD- n/a






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