Compare 2002 Audi A8 vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2002 Audi A8
2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD Automatic 17 25 $55,703 $62,200
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD LWB Automatic 17 25 $60,153 $67,200
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2-Door Coupe 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 2.3L 19 29 $23,203 $24,950
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $28,411 $30,550
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,363 $36,950
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $35,758 $38,450
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 22 $46,407 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,703
$23,203
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,200
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1037 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82.2 85.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
198.2 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.6 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x .98 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x .40 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.7 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.2 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/60HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4068 3305
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 90
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/255 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6200 192 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
302 @ 3000 200 @ 2500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.72
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.91 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 4.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal link Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Track-Rod w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Independent 3-link

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