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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro Automatic 18 24 $62,274 $66,590
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 23 31 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 24 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 23 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 24 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,364 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,480 $33,850
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 26 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 24 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 16 22 $50,127 $53,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$62,274
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,590
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1110 / month
$431 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 45.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 36.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.9
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.3 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 114.9 84.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.1 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.72 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 198.9 171.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.6 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 115.9 106.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.6 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.6 9.9
Brakes
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) 12.2 x 0.87 11.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.34 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/55HR17 225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size P235/55HR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR17 245/40ZR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4288 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 335 @ 6500 189 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 317 @ 3500 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.2L/255 1.8L/109
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.32 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.25
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.46
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.72
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Adaptive Air Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Adaptive Air Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
 
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