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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 4.2L Manual quattro
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L 12 19 $106,206 $114,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 4.2L 13 18 $114,669 $123,300
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 5.2L N/A N/A N/A N/A
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 5.2L N/A N/A N/A N/A
2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 26 $18,877 $20,430
2-Door Coupe Premium 17 26 $20,758 $22,520
2-Door Coupe GT 15 23 $24,979 $27,210
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 23 $26,734 $29,160
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 20 $38,872 $43,125
2-Door Convertible 17 26 $23,220 $25,255
2-Door Convertible Premium 17 26 $25,100 $27,345
2-Door Convertible GT 15 23 $29,321 $32,035
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 15 23 $31,077 $33,985
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 20 $43,166 $47,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$106,206
$18,877
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$114,200
$20,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1903 / month
$341 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Audi R8 looks and sounds like an exotic, but is more livable and drivable than its raging-bull cousin. The 2009 Ford Mustang is a sport coupe that won’t appeal to everyone, but some will appreciate its retro style and power-over-poise attitude.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 55.4
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 84.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) - 46.8
Second Head Room (in) - 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) - 30.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 49.3 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.8 62.5
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 107.1
Liftover Height (in) 31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 73.9
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.5 187.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 3.5 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.5 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x 0.75
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 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.3 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 33.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/35R19 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size NA T185/60R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P295/30R19 P215/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3605 3336
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 11.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 24.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 420 @ 7800 210 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System FSI Direct SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 317 @ 4500-6000 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA 99N
Displacement 4.2L/254 4.0L/244
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 26
Transmission
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.71 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.71 2.19
Trans Order Code NA 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.37 3.75
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.88 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Audi R8 Ford Mustang
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link 3-Link/Panhard Rod
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-Link Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 5
 
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