Compare 2013 Audi S4 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2013 Audi S4
2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,268
$47,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$51,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$850 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.200 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 37.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.500 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.000 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.500 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.300 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.900 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.100 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
185.700 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.400 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.600 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.700 113.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.400 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.600 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
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)
13.000 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.300 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.400 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1654
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 248
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1654
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3847 3825
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.130 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.780 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.670 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.520 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.920 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.220 3.42/2.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.160 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.680 3.07
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi S4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link 3-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Crash Test Ratings
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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