Compare 2000 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2000 Audi A8

2000 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2000 Audi A8
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $64,821 $69,700
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $72,400 $77,850
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4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 24 $54,805 $62,000
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD LWB 17 24 $59,997 $67,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$64,821
$54,805
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,700
$62,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1162 / month
$1033 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.0 99.8
Second Hip Room (in)
58.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
121.5 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 74.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
203.1 198.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 17.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.9 9.6 x .40
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 1.3 12.3 x .98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 23.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 40.2
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 15.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size P225/60R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/60R16 P225/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/60R16 P225/60HR16
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4090 4068
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4400 302 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3L/260 4.2L/255
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 5750 310 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.57
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.50
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Audi A8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Trapezoidal link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Track-Rod
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/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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