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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 25 $28,684 $32,600
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD 19 24 $28,684 $32,600
4-Door Wagon 19 25 $30,250 $34,400
4-Door Wagon Quattro AWD 19 24 $30,250 $34,400
4-Door Sedan 2.3L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L 23 30 $26,490 $30,450
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 20 27 $30,800 $35,400
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AMG 18 24 $45,170 $51,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,684
$26,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,600
$30,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$508 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.8 32.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.7 89.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.1 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 192.6 177.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 57.6
Wheelbase (in) 105.8 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.8 11.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.98 11.2 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x 0.39 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.6 15.85
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-Size
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) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3,428 3195
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.7 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90.0
Engine
Displacement 2.8L/169 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 172 @ 5500 148 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 3000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.49
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.882 3.1 (1.9 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.407 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.330 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.742 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.580 3.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Double Wishbone
 
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