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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 15 19 $44,314 $47,650
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC 18 24 $45,710 $49,150
quattro 4-Door 3.6L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 19 $39,526 $42,500
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $44,965 $48,350
quattro 4-Door 4.2L Premium 12 17 $54,497 $58,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,314
$39,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,650
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$794 / month
$708 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is unlike any station wagon, minivan, or SUV currently on the market, and with the new BlueTEC model, it can haul six in supreme comfort at 24 mpg. The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA NA
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 37.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.5
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.3 58.7
Third Leg Room (in) NA NA
Second Head Room (in) 40.4 39.0
Third Hip Room (in) NA NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 39.8 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 119.9 104.0
Third Head Room (in) NA NA
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 68.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 32.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 66.0
Wheelbase (in) 126.6 118.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.1 78.1
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 203.0 200.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.2 42.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 85.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 15.2 NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 x 1.26 13.8 x - TBD -
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) 13 x 0.55 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.62 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7 39.4
Steering Type Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P255/55R18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55R18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4940 5015
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - SDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000 266 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 - TBD -
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.52
Trans Type 7 6
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz R-Class Audi Q7
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-Arm Multilink 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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