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 Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 15.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed sensitive rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 18.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P235/55HR17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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)
4288 3691
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
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

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