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1998 Audi A4 Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic 18 29 $26,839 $30,465
5-Door Wagon Avant Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $27,464 $31,040
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $27,464 $31,040
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual 20 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic 18 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual 23 32 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic 21 31 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual Quattro AWD 21 29 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic Quattro AWD 19 27 $20,942 $23,790
528IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 20 28 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $46,775 $53,300
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $44,325 $50,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540ip 18 24 $84,465 $88,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,942
$34,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,790
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$648 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.7 92.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 56.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.2 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.0 188.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.2 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 103.0 111.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.7 11.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.98 11.7 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 11.7 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P225/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P225/60R15
Spare Tire Size Compact P225/60R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare 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) 2877 3505
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 140
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/107 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5700 190 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 1750 206 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 26
Transmission
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.838 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.444 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.188 1.62
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.700 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.029 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.500 2.86
Clutch Size (in) -TBD- - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.300 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A4 BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion-Beam Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arms w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-Link Independent
 
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