Compare 2008 Audi A5 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class

2008 Audi A5
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 16 27 $37,108 $39,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 27 $38,315 $41,200
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2-Door Coupe 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 3.5L 17 25 $43,198 $46,450
2-Door Cabriolet 3.5L 17 25 $50,685 $54,500
2-Door Coupe 5.5L 15 22 $51,290 $55,150
2-Door Cabriolet 5.5L 15 21 $58,776 $63,200
2-Door Cabriolet 6.3L AMG 12 18 $83,235 $89,500
2-Door Coupe 6.3L AMG Black Series 12 19 $125,550 $135,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,108
$43,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$46,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$774 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Understated on the outside, gorgeous on the inside, the 2008 Audi A5 has a stylish presence and grand-touring comfort. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 33.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 82.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.0 35.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 183.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.0 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 58.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.1 10.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
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 x - TBD - 11.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Tires
Rear Tire Size
245/40R18 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/40R18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
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)
3737 3585
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6500 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DOHC FSI Direct - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 3250-5000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapazoidal Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/anti-dive 5-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-link Independent

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