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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Premium
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4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Luxury 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD 42 State 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
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 4MATIC 3.5L 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD California 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,480
$47,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,000
$51,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$600 / month
$853 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 15.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 21.1
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P245/45R17
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3740
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300-6000 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 24
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A5 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 -
 
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