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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 24 34 $43,975 $47,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 33 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 21 30 $51,245 $55,700
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $57,685 $62,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $59,800 $65,000
2-Door Coupe RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 26 $39,663 $42,195
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 26 $41,322 $44,195
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 26 $46,558 $49,795
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,449 $44,095
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $43,098 $46,095
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $48,334 $51,695
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $37,322 $39,495
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $40,948 $43,795
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $44,875 $47,995
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 26 $39,212 $41,495
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 26 $42,818 $45,795
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 26 $46,745 $49,995
4-Door Sedan Luxury RWD 20 30 $47,940 $51,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 20 30 $42,619 $45,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 28 $44,509 $47,100
4-Door Sedan Performance RWD 20 30 $53,669 $57,400
4-Door Sedan Premium RWD 20 30 $57,783 $61,800
4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 19 28 $49,820 $53,000
4-Door Sedan Performance AWD 19 28 $55,539 $59,400
4-Door Sedan Premium AWD 19 28 $59,653 $63,800
4-Door Sedan Vsport RWD 16 24 $55,230 $59,070
4-Door Sedan Vsport Premium RWD 16 24 $64,580 $69,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,246
$43,975
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,200
$47,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$703 / month
$797 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Traditional looks disguise this Audi's brilliance: it's a blast to drive in either 3.0T trim or S6 spec. The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to its sport-sedan mission. The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan scales up the ATS' handsome profile and spot-on handling, and tops it off with a winning Vsport edition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 34 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Mid-Size Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 38.0 34.60
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.300 56.2 50.90
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 41.4 42.40
Passenger Capacity 5 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 54.50
Second Leg Room (in) 37.400 36.1 35.00
Front Head Room (in) 37.200 39.1 36.90
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 47.70
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.500 58.3 56.00
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.200 100.5 99.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.600 5.551 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.900 192.874 188.50
Height, Overall (in) 57.800 57.637 56.00
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.700 64.055 63.00
Wheelbase (in) 114.600 116.850 113.40
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.800 73.228 74.10
Track Width, Front (in) 64.100 62.992 62.00
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.100 18.363 10.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.800 x - TBD - 12.992 x 0.787 12.40 x 0.90
Brake Type Pwr Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.600 x - TBD - 13.700 x 1.181 12.40 x 1.20
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.800 18.492 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.000 39.206 35.40
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD - 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.100 17.1 16.1
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/55R17 225/55R17 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA QYO
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R17 225/55R17 P265/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA QYO
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 300 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726 3714 3915
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.615 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 170 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300 - 6000 245 @ 5000-6500 318 @ 6800
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500 258 @ 1250-4800 275 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA N20 LFX
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 28 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 34 27
Transmission
Trans Type 1 8 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.285 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.633 3.295 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 3.143 2.37
Trans Order Code NA 205 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.848 3.231 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.667 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.000 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.829-0.608 4.714 4.06
Clutch Size (in) NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.106 1.55
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.839 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.667 -
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Audi A6 BMW 5 Series Cadillac CTS Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Integral-V Multi-Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Control Arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2012) 7 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 6.5 8.8
Crash Test Ratings
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