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2000 Audi A8
2000 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD
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
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
198.2 203.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.6 15.4
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.7 23
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.2 38.4
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR16 225/60R16
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)
4068 4090
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
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)
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal link 5-Link

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