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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $53,730 $58,400
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $50,970 $55,400
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $61,685 $67,050
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $42,687 $45,900
4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $42,687 $45,900
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $43,989 $47,300
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $43,989 $47,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,970
$42,687
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,400
$45,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$923 / month
$765 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2010 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success. The 2010 Audi S4 blasts its way into a performance war with BMW and Mercedes-Benz-and Lexus, Infiniti, and Cadillac-thanks to a big price cut and 333 supercharged horsepower.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 91.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 185.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 110.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
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) 13.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted 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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.5 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Tires
Rear Tire Size P265/40ZR18 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA HE1
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA HE1
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726 3847
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.73
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 140
Engine
Fuel System DI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 3900 325 @ 2900-5300
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Displacement 4.0/244 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 414 @ 8300 333 @ 5500-7000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas supercharged V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.58 1.52
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All-wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.68 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.40 2.16
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85 3.68
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW M3 Audi S4
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Pivot 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 5
 
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