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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Sport 18 26 $29,388 $31,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Luxury 18 25 $29,388 $31,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Sport 17 25 $32,401 $34,840
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Luxury 17 25 $32,401 $34,840
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.5L Sport 17 25 $34,317 $36,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,249
$29,388
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,450
$31,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$524 / month
$527 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Audi A4 satisfies a wide spectrum of luxury-car shoppers; the optional Drive Select system's an expensive, unnecessary distraction. More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 37.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91 89.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 182.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 110.6 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 12.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.18 11.6 x 1.26
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) 11.3 x 0.47 11.8 x 0.86
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 17.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.6
Steering Type Servotronic Rack & Pinion Steering
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 3527
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 280 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System FSI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500-4200 221 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 5300-6000 228 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.97 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.25
Trans Description Cont. CVT Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.49-0.37 5.10
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.75
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Automatic w/OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.02 4.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.78
Trans Order Code NA 411
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A4 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front 4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar 5-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
 
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