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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 21 30 $40,190 $46,200
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $41,060 $47,200
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 36 $36,890 $42,400
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 28 $42,620 $48,990
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $43,490 $49,990
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 19 26 $44,630 $51,300
4-Door Sedan 5.4L AMG 16 23 $60,120 $69,100
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 $50,757 $57,400
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 25 $57,445 $65,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,890
$50,757
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$57,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$957 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 38.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
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 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 99.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.8
Length, Overall (in) 189.4 198.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 17.6
Brakes
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 0.4 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 23.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.24 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.2 40.2
Steering Type Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/55R16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P225/60R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/55R16 P225/60R16
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 3682
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 174 @ 4400 230 @ 5500
Engine Type Diesel I6 Gas V8
Fuel System Turbocharged EMFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 244 @ 1600-3000 235 @ 2700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.7L/226
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 26
Transmission
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) 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) 4.096
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.41 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) 3.93 3.665
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.407
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A8
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Trapezoidal link
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
 
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