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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L 4MATIC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury 3.5L 17 24 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Luxury 3.5L 16 22 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L 17 24 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 3.5L 16 22 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L BlueTEC 23 32 $50,406 $54,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 5.5L 15 22 $57,381 $61,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 5.5L 13 19 $58,776 $63,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 13 20 $81,561 $87,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 16 21 $53,242 $57,250
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 13 18 $82,305 $88,500
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
$49,476
$39,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,200
$42,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$716 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family can be the right fit for a wide range of luxury buyers—even those who want the very frugal or the very fast. 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 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 57.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.2 97.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 57.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 191.0 193.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 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
Track Width, Front (in) - TBD - 63.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.9 11.9 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.3 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 39.0
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3925 3825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.7 10.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 380
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000 255 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.48
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.60 2.51
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.10
Trans Type 5 7
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.64
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.38
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.10/1.90 2.51
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Arm Multilink Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
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.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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