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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe E350 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 17 26 $44,686 $48,050
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 15 23 $50,824 $54,650
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 18 26 $45,198 $48,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 16 24 $47,523 $51,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 18 26 $45,198 $48,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 16 24 $47,523 $51,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Luxury 16 24 $52,359 $56,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Luxury 15 23 $54,684 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Sport 16 24 $52,359 $56,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 15 23 $54,684 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 13 20 $79,748 $85,750
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
$44,686
$39,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,050
$42,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$801 / month
$716 / month
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TCC Rating
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8.6
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process. 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 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 48.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.3
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.9 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 97.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.0 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 63.7
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 111.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.5 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 3.0 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 185.0 193.5
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) 12.7 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) 17.4 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P255/40R17 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/45R17 - TBD -
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) 3683 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.64
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23 2.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.48
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.38
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 2.51
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.10
Trans Type 7 7
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-arm Multi-Link Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut 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 5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 -
 
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