Compare 2005 Audi A8 vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2005 Audi A8
2005 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro Automatic 18 24 $62,274 $66,590
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $45,105 $48,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $46,826 $50,350
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $47,198 $50,750
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 25 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $49,522 $53,250
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $53,754 $57,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $55,242 $59,400
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,102 $61,400
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $75,144 $80,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 14 21 $76,818 $82,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$62,274
$45,105
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,590
$48,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1110 / month
$808 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
114.9 97.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.72 4.90
Length, Overall (in)
198.9 189.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
115.9 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.34 12.3 x - TBD -
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 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 18.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed sensitive rack & pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P235/55HR17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4288 3691
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 115
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/255 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 6500 221 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 @ 3500 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.49
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.42
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.95
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Adaptive Air 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Adaptive Air 4-Link

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