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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 13 20 $62,227 $66,910
2-Door Cabriolet 13 20 $76,168 $81,900
2008 BMW M3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$62,227
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,910
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$1115 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Audi RS4 sedan and cabriolet bring rocketlike power and price tags to the otherwise humble A4 lineup. The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 13 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 -
Passenger Capacity 5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.1 -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 180.7 -
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 -
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 -
Liftover Height (in) 28.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 -
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 3.7 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.4 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD - -
Brake Type Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.4 x - TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA -
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.1 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P255/35R19 -
Spare Tire Size NA -
Front Tire Order Code NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA -
Rear Tire Size P255/35R19 -
Rear Tire Order Code NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 -
Front Wheel Material Alloy -
Spare Wheel Material NA -
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.2 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 -
Fuel System FSI Direct -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 317 @ 6000 -
Engine Order Code NA -
Displacement 4.2L/254 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 420 @ 7800 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 -
Trans Description Cont. Manual -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 -
Trans Type 6 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA -
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive -
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.21 -
Trans Order Code NA -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan -
Vehicle Name Audi RS 4 -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Four-Link -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
 
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