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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 Prem Plus 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
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
$42,036
$47,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,200
$51,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$753 / month
$853 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Audi A6 is elegant and agile, although its cabin design is looking somewhat dated. 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 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 97.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.5 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 191.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.7 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 111.9 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 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) 21.1 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.74 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/45R17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code H7E NA
Front Tire Size P245/45R17 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size Full-Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code H7E NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 3740
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 380 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6500 268 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.51-0.38 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
Trans Type 1 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.51 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.88 3.07
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 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-Link 5-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-Link 4-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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