Compare 2008 Audi S4 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2008 Audi S4
2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 13 20 $45,207 $48,610
5-Door Avant Wagon Manual 13 20 $46,137 $49,610
4-Door Sedan Automatic 14 21 $46,232 $49,710
5-Door Avant Wagon Automatic 14 21 $47,162 $50,710
2-Door Cabriolet Manual 13 19 $52,801 $56,775
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic 14 21 $53,917 $57,975
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4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $50,034 $53,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,207
$50,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,610
$53,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$810 / month
$897 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi S4 has aged gracefully—and still has fleet V-8 feet and great handling, too. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sports a fluid ride, spot-on handling, and shrieking power to make it the most accomplished C-Class ever built.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 89.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 108.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 186.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 14.2 x - TBD -
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)
11.3 x 0.47 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 17.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Steering
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/40YR18 P255/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40YR18 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
P235/40YR18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3869 3649
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
302 @ 3500 443 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 6.3L/379
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
340 @ 7000 451 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 12
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi S4 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link, Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Sport 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link, Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Sport 5-Arm Multi-link

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