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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 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
4-Door Sedan E350 Luxury RWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
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 RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,268
$47,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$51,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$850 / month
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.200 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 37.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.900 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.100 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.400 15.9
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.600 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 21.1
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1654
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3847 3825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front 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
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.160 2.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.680 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.130 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.780 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.670 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi S4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.2 8.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
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
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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