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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $42,687 $45,900
4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $42,687 $45,900
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $43,989 $47,300
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $43,989 $47,300
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 20 30 $31,740 $34,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 328xi 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328xi 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328xi 19 28 $33,490 $36,400
2-Door Coupe AWD 328xi 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328xi 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 29 $37,905 $41,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 335xi 19 25 $37,905 $41,200
2-Door Coupe AWD 335xi 19 29 $39,560 $43,000
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $45,540 $49,500
4-Door Sedan M3 14 20 $49,495 $53,800
2-Door Coupe M3 14 20 $51,980 $56,500
2-Door Convertible M3 M3 14 19 $59,755 $64,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,687
$30,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,900
$32,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$765 / month
$545 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Audi S4 blasts its way into a performance war with BMW and Mercedes-Benz-and Lexus, Infiniti, and Cadillac-thanks to a big price cut and 333 supercharged horsepower. The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.0 93.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.7 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.7 178.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 55.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 16.1
Steering
Steering Type Servotronic Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code HE1 NA
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code HE1 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3847 3340
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.73 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas supercharged V6 Gas I6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900-5300 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code - TBD - NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500-7000 230 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.94
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 4.32
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.66
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All-wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi S4 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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