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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
4-Door Sedan 3.2L *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $45,105 $48,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 25 $47,430 $51,000
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 Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $75,144 $80,800
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $47,198 $50,750
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $49,522 $53,250
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,102 $61,400
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $46,826 $50,350
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.6 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 115.9 112.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.6 15.9
Brakes
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 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
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 16 x 8
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 317 @ 3500 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Adaptive Air 4-Link
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
 
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