Compare 2013 Audi TTS vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2013 Audi TTS
2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $44,035 $47,350
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $44,035 $47,350
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $46,825 $50,350
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $46,825 $50,350
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4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E 350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E 400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E 63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon RWD E 63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,035
$47,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,350
$51,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$789 / 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
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.5 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.2 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
73.900 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
32.6 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 113.2
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
165.3 191.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 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)
13.4 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.96 36.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/35R19 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/35R19 P245/45R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 165
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 (Est) 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (Est) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 (Est) 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.264 3.42/2.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.957 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.769/3.444 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.032 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.871 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.923 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.400 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.077 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi TTS Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 (2012) 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) 6

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