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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Luxury 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD 42 State 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 5.5L 15 22 $55,521 $59,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 5.5L 13 19 $56,916 $61,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $79,329 $85,300
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD California 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak 18 27 $39,943 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L quattro 17 25 $42,873 $46,100
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro 16 23 $52,361 $56,300
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.2L quattro 17 25 $45,570 $49,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,616
$39,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,200
$42,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$853 / month
$716 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.0 97.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) - TBD - 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 191.0 193.5
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 63.7
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 111.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.47
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 39.0
Steering Type Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.74
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P245/45R17 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/45R17 - TBD -
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) 3740 3825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 380
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000 255 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.2L/191
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.64
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.38
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.48
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.51
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.10
Trans Type 7 7
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A6
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-Arm Multi-link Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-Link Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
 
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