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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $56,803 $63,825
4-Door Sedan RWD LWB 16 24 $65,623 $73,735
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $59,941 $67,350
4-Door Sedan AWD LWB 16 23 $68,760 $77,260
4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V8 14 21 $80,631 $86,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.5L V8 14 20 $83,421 $89,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 5.5L V12 11 17 $134,106 $144,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L V8 AMG 11 17 $118,110 $127,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.0L V12 AMG 11 17 $180,420 $194,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,741
$56,803
$80,631
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$70,690
$63,825
$86,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1178 / month
$1064 / month
$1445 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Perky, nimble handling and frisky, refined performance is what separates the 2008 Audi A8 from the rest of the super-sedans. For those who want top technology and comforts without attracting undue attention, the 2009 Lexus 460 is a good choice. Hark! The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is loaded with top safety and comfort-oriented technologies and is one of the best luxury sedans in the world.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.5 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.0 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 56.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 44.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 37.6 42.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.3 38.0 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 114.9 103.0 109.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.9 63.5 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.72 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 199.3 198.0 205.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 58.1 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.3 63.5 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 115.9 116.9 124.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.6 73.8 73.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.6 18.0 16.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.34 13.1 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x 0.87 12.4 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 22.2 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 11.6-16.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 35.4 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.2 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P235/50VR18 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size P245/40R18 P235/50R18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P235/50VR18 P255/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4321 4244 4465
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 350 @ 6800 380 @ 6400 382 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System FSI SFI/DI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 3500 367 @ 4100 391 @ 2800 - 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA NA
Displacement 4.2L/254 4.6L/281 5.5L/333
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19 -
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA NA
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 2.18 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.72 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.32 2.94 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.46 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.60 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.86 1.92
Trans Type 6 8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82 0.73
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.69 -
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A8 Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Adaptive Air Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA w/5-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Adaptive Air Multi-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA w/4-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5 -
 
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