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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0L
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Engine

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 28 $67,146 $72,200
4-Door Sedan 4.0L 18 28 $75,238 $80,900
4-Door Sedan RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $66,232 $71,990
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $68,939 $74,935
4-Door Sedan RWD L 16 24 $72,028 $78,290
4-Door Sedan AWD L 16 23 $75,235 $81,775
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 $85,886 $92,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,490 $93,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 15 25 $88,350 $95,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 15 24 $91,140 $98,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S63 AMG 15 23 $130,200 $140,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 12 19 $149,079 $160,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 12 19 $197,160 $212,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,146
$66,232
$85,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,200
$71,990
$92,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1203 / month
$1200 / month
$1539 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Peerless cabins, advanced connectivity, and athletic road feel give the 2013 Audi A8 a few weapons in its battle with the luxosedan titans. The new F Sport turns up the heat just a little bit, but you'll still savor the 2013 Lexus LS more for its interior appointments and luxurious long-distance comfort than for its performance. Covering its wide range of performance personalities, all with superb comfort and some of the world's top in-car tech, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class is one model you'll be as happy to be in as to be seen in.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Midsize cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 56.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 43.7 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.4 60.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 35.8 42.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.0 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.5 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.5 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 103.0 109.000
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 38.0 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 63.8 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 117.8 116.9 124.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 73.8 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 63.6 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1 5.75
Length, Overall (in) 202.2 200.0 206.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 58.1 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 18.0 16.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.0 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.25
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 22.2 23.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.1 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 14.9 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 35.4 40.0
Tires
Front Tire Order Code H23 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45R19 P235/50R18 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code H23 NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45R19 P235/50R18 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size Compact P235/50R18 - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4398 4233 4630
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 18 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.5 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 92 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6 Gas V8 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 367 @ 4100 284 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 4.6L/281 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500 386 @ 6400 295 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 24 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.317 2.176 3.42
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.667 0.685 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.143 2.724 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.204 2.937 2.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.667 1.464 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.000 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.839 0.824 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.714 4.596 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.106 1.863 1.92
Trans Type 8 8 7
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.285 1.231 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A8 Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Multi-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.0 9.6 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 4 5
 
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