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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 14 22 $50,128 $53,900
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 14 22 $50,128 $53,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 16 24 $51,244 $55,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 16 24 $51,244 $55,100
2-Door Cabriolet Premium Plus 17 26 $55,150 $59,300
2-Door Cabriolet Prestige 17 26 $55,150 $59,300
2-Door Coupe Automatic Special Edition 16 24 $65,008 $69,900
2-Door Coupe Manual Special Edition 14 22 $63,892 $68,700
2-Door Roadster
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 19 27 $43,110 $48,100
2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $52,560 $58,600
2-Door Roadster Spyder 19 26 $55,440 $61,800
2-Door Roadster S Black Edition 19 26 $58,500 $65,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,128
$43,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,900
$48,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$898 / month
$802 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Audi S5 / Cabriolet is one of the best-looking performance luxury coupes on the road, and it's one of the best all-around performers, too. Stylish, fun, and capable, the 2012 Porsche Boxster is one of the best roadsters around.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 33.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 95.1
Liftover Height (in) 26.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 172.1
Height, Overall (in) 53.9 50.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 9.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.8
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) 13.6 x - TBD - 12.5 x 1.1
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 16.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/35R19 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/35R19 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 2943
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat-6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 3500 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.2L/254 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 354 @ 7000 255 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.15 2.05
Trans Order Code NA 480
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.87 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.66 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.40
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name Audi S5 Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 5
 
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