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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe S 240
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 240 20 26 N/A $65,690
2-Door Coupe S 260 20 26 N/A $74,995
2-Door Coupe Manual
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 14 22 $47,802 $51,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic 16 24 $49,012 $52,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$47,802
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,690
$51,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1095 / month
$857 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Audi S5 looks like no other and performs as well as its top rivals—but you will pay for the privilege.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 54.3
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 41.0 84.0
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) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 45.6 53.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 90.5 108.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 149.5 182.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 16.1
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) 10.6 16.6
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/50WR16 255/35R19
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45WR17 255/35R19
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2077 3858
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 8000 354 @ 6800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System MPFI DOHC FSI Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 5500 325 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 4.2L/254
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 (Est) 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 (Est) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 (Est) 22
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 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 Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Lotus Exige Audi S5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
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
 
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