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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan
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Saab 9-3 Sedan
2012 Saab 9-3 Sedan
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
12.6 ft³
Trunk Volume
15 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
220 hp @ 5300 rpm
Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
N/A
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,472 lbs
3,710 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
25 MPG
City
23 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
35 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
16 gallons
Cruising Range City
400.2 miles
320 miles
Cruising Range Highway
609 miles
528 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
184.5 in
182.9 in
Height
56.8 in
57.1 in
Max Width
71.3 in
70.9 in
Front Width
61.5 in
60 in
Rear Width
60.9 in
59.3 in
Wheelbase
111.8 in
105.3 in
Ground Clearance
3.8 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.7 in
42.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
37.1 in
38.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
55.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
35.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.1 in
37 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55 in
55.1 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
12.6 ft³
15 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.8 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8.5"
17" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Independent

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR18
N/A
Rear Tire
P245/40HR18
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Polar White
N/A

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • AMG Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • AMG Saddle Brown, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • AMG Silk Beige, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Black, MB-Tex/DINAMICA Upholstery
  • designo Platinum White, designo Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Magma Grey, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Silk Beige, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Black, Leather-appointed seat trim
  • Parchment, Leather-appointed seat trim

Optional Interior Materials

  • AMG Black, Leather Upholstery
  • AMG Cranberry Red, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Magma Grey, Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown, Leather Upholstery
  • Silk Beige, Leather Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, Leather Upholstery
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Optional
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Satellite Radio
Optional
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Optional
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Optional

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Seat Memory
Optional
Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Optional
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Navigation from Telematics
Not Available
Optional
Telematics
Standard
Optional

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Warranty Note
N/A
Saab Cars North America suspended warranties on all models on December 19, 2011.