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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
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 62.2
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 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 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
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) 23.3 23.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 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 - TBD - 15.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P225/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55HR17 P225/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55HR17 P225/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4160 4068
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
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
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 25
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 1.51
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.80
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again 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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Audi A8
Suspension
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
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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