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Compare 2009 Lotus Elise vs 2009 Audi S4

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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $47,250
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
2-Door Cabriolet Manual *Ltd Avail*
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Cabriolet Manual 13 19 $53,127 $57,125
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic 14 21 $54,242 $58,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$53,127
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$57,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$952 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 13 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 53.0
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 78.8
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 32.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 45.1
Second Leg Room (in) - 32.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 44.0 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.2 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 90.5 104.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 25.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 70.0
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 149.0 180.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 8.9-10.2
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) - TBD - 11.9 x 0.87
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) - TBD - 13.6 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 37.7
Steering Type Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.48
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/50R16 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P235/40ZR18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45R17 P235/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1984 4211
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 450
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 7800 340 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 6800 302 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 4.2L/254
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 19
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.46
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 0.92
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Lotus Elise Audi S4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trapezoidal Link,
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link,
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Sport
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 2
 
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