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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium Plus 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 4.2L Prestige 16 23 $55,010 $59,150
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
2-Door Coupe E350 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 17 26 $44,686 $48,050
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 15 23 $50,824 $54,650
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 18 26 $45,198 $48,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 16 24 $47,523 $51,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 18 26 $45,198 $48,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 16 24 $47,523 $51,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Luxury 16 24 $52,359 $56,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Luxury 15 23 $54,684 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Sport 16 24 $52,359 $56,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 15 23 $54,684 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 13 20 $79,748 $85,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,036
$44,686
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,200
$48,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$753 / month
$801 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The Audi A6 still has elegance and agility in its corner, though 0-60 mph times and rear-seat room continue to lag the competition. The 2010 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 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 48.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.0
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 32.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 37.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.7 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.9 106.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 75.9
Track Width, Front (in) 63.5 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 3.0
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 185.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 15.9
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 17.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.74 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code H7E NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45R17 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code H7E NA
Front Tire Size P245/45R17 P235/45R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 3683
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 380 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6500 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 243 @ 3250 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.51 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.88 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.51-0.38 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.92
Trans Type 1 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-Link Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link 5-arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
 
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