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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 24 $54,805 $62,000
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD LWB 17 24 $59,997 $67,900
4-Door Sedan 4.3L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $64,821 $69,700
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $72,400 $77,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,805
$64,821
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,000
$69,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1033 / month
$1162 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 38.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 40.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.8 105.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 59.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 198.2 203.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 121.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.6 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.6 x .40 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x .98 13.1 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.7 23
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.7 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.2 38.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/60HR16 225/60R16
Spare Tire Size P225/60R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60HR16 225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4068 4090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 302 @ 3000 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.2L/255 4.3L/260
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 6200 275 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 2.19
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.91 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57 3.59
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Track-Rod w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-Link 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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