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Selected Style RWD 4-Door ML350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 18 23 $43,961 $47,270
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 18 23 $46,286 $49,770
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $47,681 $51,270
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 20 $54,684 $58,800
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $89,373 $96,100
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,524 $46,800
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,524 $46,800
quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line Prestige 16 22 $56,311 $60,550
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 19 28 $48,360 $52,000
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 19 28 $48,360 $52,000
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 19 28 $48,360 $52,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,961
$43,524
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,270
$46,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$780 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line For families who want off-road or towing ability, but not a third row of seats, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class is one of the most enjoyable, secure utility-vehicle picks. The 2013 Audi Q7 is a premium, lavishly-appointed three-row utility vehicle with great on-road manners and capability, plus towing ability--without the off-road style or pretense.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 58.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 37.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 132.7 133.2
Second Hip Room (in) 58.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 58.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 41.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 48.6
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.2
Third Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Third Head Room (in) - 35.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.2 66.0
Wheelbase (in) 114.8 118.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 84.3 78.1
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 189.1 200.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.7 68.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.2 42.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 75.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.3 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 10.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.6 13.0 x - TBD -
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 13.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 27.7 26.4
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.6 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 39.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/50R19 P255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/50R19 P255/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 825
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4652 5291
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 18 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 3500 295 @ 2250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6500 280 @ 4780 - 6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Supercharged Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.700
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.437
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.845
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.816
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.864
Trans Type 7 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.217
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.825
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.840
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.672
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz M-Class Audi Q7
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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