Compare 2010 Lotus Elise vs 2010 Audi S5

2010 Lotus Elise
2010 Audi S5
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2-Door Convertible
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
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2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$48,732
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$52,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$873 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 84.0
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
44.0 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
90.5 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 78.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
149.0 182.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 12.2
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 - 13.0 x - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.5 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 37.4
Steering Type
Manual Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/50R16 P255/35R19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P255/35R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2010 3858
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.5 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 6800 325 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 7800 354 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI DOHC FSI Direct
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.12 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lotus Elise Audi S5
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/anti-dive
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 5-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 11.0

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