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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
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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 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 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 E350 Luxury RWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,246
$47,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,200
$51,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$703 / month
$850 / month
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TCC Rating
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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. Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.400 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 37.200 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.500 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.200 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.300 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 114.600 113.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.800 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 64.100 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.600 5.75
Length, Overall (in) 193.900 191.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.800 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.700 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.100 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.600 x - 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) 11.800 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.5
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.800 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.100 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.000 36.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45R18 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45R18 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1654
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1654
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 248
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726 3825
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300 - 6000 302 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.848 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.829-0.608 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) 4.633 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2012) 6
 
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