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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD N/A N/A $74,239 $82,700
4-Door Sedan 3.2L
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 27 $43,664 $46,950
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $51,011 $54,850
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 5.5L 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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.3 97.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 56.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 21.1
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.4
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 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 -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.20 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi RS6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear Double A-arm Independent 5-Link
 
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