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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
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2-Door Coupe E350 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Luxury 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Luxury 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Sport 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,318
$45,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,900
$48,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$615 / month
$814 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The Audi A5 Coupe and Cabriolet bear one of the most elegant bodies in autodom, and drive with a light, easy touch. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.0 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 48.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.0
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 32.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 185.0
Height, Overall (in) 54.0 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 75.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 15.9
Brakes
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 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P255/40R17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3683
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
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
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
Fuel System TFSI Direct SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 4.38
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A5 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 9.3
 
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