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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
4-Door Sedan 3.7L Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L Automatic 17 26 $49,748 $56,900
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro 17 25 $56,360 $64,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,710
$49,748
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$56,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$948 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 38.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 99.8
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 113.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.8 74.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.8
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 198.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 17.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x .4 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.1 12.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 23.7
Steering
Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 40.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55R16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R16 P225/60R16
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) 3538 3,682
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90.0 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 2600 235 @ 2700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182.7 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 5000 230 @ 5500
Engine Type Diesel I6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.665
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.407
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.742
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode) 4.096
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.999
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.091
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Track-Rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Trapeziodal link
 
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