Compare 2010 Audi A5 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2010 Audi A5
2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Premium 22 30 $33,480 $36,000
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Premium Plus 22 30 $33,480 $36,000
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Prestige 22 30 $33,480 $36,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0L Premium 21 27 $34,596 $37,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0L Premium Plus 21 27 $34,596 $37,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0L Prestige 21 27 $34,596 $37,200
2-Door Cabriolet CVT FrontTrak Premium 23 30 $39,060 $42,000
2-Door Cabriolet CVT FrontTrak Premium Plus 23 30 $39,060 $42,000
2-Door Cabriolet CVT FrontTrak Prestige 23 30 $39,060 $42,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 3.2L Premium Plus 18 27 $40,920 $44,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 3.2L Prestige 18 27 $40,920 $44,000
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro Premium 20 26 $41,014 $44,100
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro Premium Plus 20 26 $41,014 $44,100
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro Prestige 20 26 $41,014 $44,100
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4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD 42 State 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD California 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Luxury 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 5.5L 15 22 $55,521 $59,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 5.5L 13 19 $56,916 $61,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $79,329 $85,300
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,480
$47,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,000
$51,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$600 / month
$853 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Audi A5/Cabriolet has a stunning shape and a luxurious touch that run counter to the typical two-doors from Germany. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.0 97.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.0 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
54.0 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 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)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P265/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3583 3740
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
TFSI Direct SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500-4200 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121.1 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300-6000 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal 5-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Dive w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link 4-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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