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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 26 $70,029 $75,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 4.3L 17 22 $70,029 $75,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $78,027 $83,900
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 24 $78,027 $83,900
4-Door Sedan AMG 14 22 $103,558 $111,900
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 12 19 $116,018 $124,750
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro LWB Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro LWB Automatic 18 24 $65,352 $69,900
4-Door Sedan 6.0L quattro LWB Automatic 15 21 $107,179 $117,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,029
$65,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,300
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1255 / month
$1165 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 59.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 40.3 42.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.0 121.4
Second Hip Room (in) 59.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 63.6
Wheelbase (in) 122 121.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73 74.6
Track Width, Front (in) 62 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.72
Length, Overall (in) 203 204.0
Height, Overall (in) 57 57.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 14.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.2 x 0.87
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) 13.0 x - TBD - 14.2 x 1.34
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.2 23.8
Steering
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 41.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/55HR17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/55HR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P235/55HR17
Front 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 4399
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 12.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 3000-4400 317 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.3L/260 4.2L/255
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 5750 335 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.52
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.32
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Audi A8 L
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link Adaptive Air
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 5-Link Adaptive Air
 
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