Compare 2000 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2000 Audi A8

2000 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2000 Audi A8
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 30 $43,803 $47,100
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $44,594 $47,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 28 $46,407 $49,900
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $47,198 $50,750
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 24 $48,779 $52,450
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AWD 17 23 $51,383 $55,250
4-Door Sedan 5.4L AMG 16 23 $64,914 $69,800
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4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 24 $54,805 $62,000
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD LWB 17 24 $59,997 $67,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,803
$54,805
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,100
$62,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$785 / month
$1033 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 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 38.9
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 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 74.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 198.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 113.4
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 .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 .40
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 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 40.2
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
215/55HR16 P225/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55HR16 P225/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P225/60R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare 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)
3460 4068
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
74 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/195 4.2L/255
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
221 @ 5600 310 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
232 @ 3000-4800 302 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.50
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.80
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode) 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.57
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 Trapezoidal link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Track-Rod

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