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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4.3L
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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
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 17.6
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23 23.7
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 40.2
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P225/60R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 4090 4068
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
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
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
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
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
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,
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Audi A8
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Trapezoidal link
 
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