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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 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
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
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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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 17.6
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x .4 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 23.7
Steering
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
Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - 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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90.0 120
Engine
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
Fuel System SFI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 17
Transmission
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,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.665
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A8
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Track-Rod
 
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