Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2003 Audi A8

2003 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2003 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 $67,518 $72,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 4.3L 16 22 $70,215 $75,500
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 22 $75,330 $81,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 5.0L 16 21 $78,027 $83,900
4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $99,045 $106,500
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 13 19 $112,102 $120,540
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4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD Automatic
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
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
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.3 23.7
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.7
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
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
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
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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