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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0L
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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 S400 Hybrid RWD
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Trim

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
$85,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,200
$92,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1203 / 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. 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 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 109.000
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 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) 37.7 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.75
Length, Overall (in) 202.2 206.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 63.2
Wheelbase (in) 117.8 124.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 73.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 16.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.0 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.25
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) 13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code H23 NA
Front Tire Size P255/45R19 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code H23 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45R19 P255/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4398 4630
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 92 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 284 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500 295 @ 6000
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.839 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.714 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.106 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.285 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.317 3.42
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.667 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.143 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.204 2.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.667 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.0 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
 
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