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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
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA 16 25 $34,366 $36,560
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA 17 25 $37,374 $39,760
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SB 17 26 $36,528 $38,860
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SB 17 26 $38,314 $40,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,687
$34,366
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,900
$36,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$765 / month
$609 / 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 2009 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) - TBD - 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.0 98
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.7 191.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 110.7 113.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 13.6
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.4 x 1.02
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 56.2
Steering Type Servotronic Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code HE1 QCH
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code HE1 QCH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3847 3509
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.73 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500-7000 263 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas supercharged V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection PFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900-5300 253 @ 3100
Engine Order Code - TBD - LY7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.53
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.67
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.33
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68 4.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi S4 Cadillac CTS
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 -
 
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