Compare 2003 Audi RS6 vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2003 Audi RS6
2003 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD N/A N/A $74,239 $82,700
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 27 $43,664 $46,950
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $45,803 $49,250
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 19 26 $48,453 $52,100
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $51,011 $54,850
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $70,680 $76,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$74,239
$43,664
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$82,700
$46,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1378 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 19 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.3 97.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
108.6 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.3 190.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 0.87 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 x 1.34 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 15.24
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40ZR18 225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40ZR18 225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4024 3635
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
415 @ 1950 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/255 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
450 @ 5700 221 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi RS6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double A-arm Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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