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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan S400 Hybrid RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid 19 25 $81,794 $87,950
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 15 23 $85,188 $91,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 14 21 $87,978 $94,600
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 11 17 $139,221 $149,700
4-Door Sedan RWD S63 AMG 11 18 $124,202 $133,550
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 11 17 $187,070 $201,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,331
$81,794
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,550
$87,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1243 / month
$1466 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Audi A8 and A8 L wear its subtle suit well-and outhandles some of its more exotic-looking competition. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class goes from exclusive to earth-friendly to exotically fast-in just a couple hundred thousand dollars.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 42.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.3 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 114.9 105.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.6 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 121.0 124.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.6 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 64.1 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.72 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 199.3 206.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.6 19.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x 0.87 11.8 x 0.5
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 13.2 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 17.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size P255/40HR19 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code HT2 NA
Spare Tire Order Code HT2 NA
Rear Tire Size P255/40HR19 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code HT2 NA
Front Tire Size P255/40HR19 P255/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4409 4474
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 350 @ 6800 295 combined
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System FSI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 3500 284 combined
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.2L/254 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.31 2.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Adaptive Air Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Adaptive Air Four-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 8.9
 
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