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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
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
$42,036
$45,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,200
$48,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$753 / month
$814 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Audi A6 is elegant and agile, although its cabin design is looking somewhat dated. 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 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 32.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 35.8
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.7 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.9 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 15.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.74 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/45R17 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code H7E NA
Front Tire Size P245/45R17 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
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 - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 3683
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
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 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
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
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 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 4
 
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