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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 14 22 $48,732 $52,400
2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 14 22 $48,732 $52,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 16 24 $49,848 $53,600
2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 16 24 $49,848 $53,600
2-Door Cabriolet Premium Plus 17 26 $54,174 $58,250
2-Door Cabriolet Prestige 17 26 $54,174 $58,250
2-Door Roadster
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 29 $39,923 $45,800
2-Door Roadster Limited Edition 20 29 $43,512 $49,900
2-Door Roadster S 19 27 $48,590 $55,700
2-Door Roadster S Limited Edition 19 27 $52,267 $59,900
2-Door Roadster RS 60 Spyder 19 27 $55,970 $64,900
2-Door Roadster S Design Edition 2 19 27 $59,700 $68,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,732
$39,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,400
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$873 / month
$763 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Audi S5 / Cabriolet might be the most handsome German luxury two-doors available-and are surely among the best performers. The 2008 Porsche Boxster performs brilliantly, and looks and feels the part, delivering a modern take on the classic roadster experience.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 171.6
Height, Overall (in) 54.0 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 95.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.0 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 9.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x - TBD - 11.73 x 0.94
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) 13.0 x - TBD - 11.78 x 0.79
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) 16.6 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/35R19 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/35R19 P235/50ZR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 2877
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 3500 201 @ 4600-6000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.2L/254 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 354 @ 7000 245 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System DOHC FSI Direct SMFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.50
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.43
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi S5 Porsche Boxster
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/anti-dive MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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