Compare 2011 Lotus Exige vs 2011 Audi A5

2011 Lotus Exige
2011 Audi A5
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2-Door Coupe S240
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S240 21 27 N/A $65,690
2-Door Coupe S260 21 27 N/A $74,950
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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$34,318
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,690
$36,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1095 / month
$615 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A5 Coupe and Cabriolet bear one of the most elegant bodies in autodom, and drive with a light, easy touch.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
41.0 84.0
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
90.5 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.0 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
149.5 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
45.6 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.0 12.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - 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 - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 16.9
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45WR17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/50WR16 P245/40R18
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)
2077 3583
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 8000 211 @ 4300-6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection TFSI Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 5500 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121.1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.81
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 - 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.32
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Lotus Exige Audi A5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Trapezoidal
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Dive
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.5

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