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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 $67,518 $72,600
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 22 $75,330 $81,000
4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $99,045 $106,500
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 13 19 $112,102 $120,540
4-Door Sedan AWD 4.3L 16 22 $70,215 $75,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 5.0L 16 21 $78,027 $83,900
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD Automatic 17 25 $55,703 $62,200
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD LWB Automatic 17 25 $60,153 $67,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,518
$55,703
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,600
$62,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1210 / month
$1037 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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) - TBD - - 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
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 74.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 203.1 198.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 121.5 113.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 17.6
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.9 9.6 x .40
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.3 23.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 40.2
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 225/55HR17 P225/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55HR17 P225/60HR16
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P225/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4160 4068
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 3000-4400 302 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.51
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Audi A8
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 Independent 5-Link Trapezoidal link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Track-Rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link Four-Link
 
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