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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S400 Hybrid RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid 19 25 $85,886 $92,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,490 $93,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 15 25 $88,350 $95,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 15 24 $91,140 $98,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S63 AMG 15 23 $130,200 $140,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 12 19 $149,079 $160,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 12 19 $197,160 $212,000
4-Door Sedan 3.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 28 $67,146 $72,200
4-Door Sedan 4.0L 18 28 $75,238 $80,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$85,886
$67,146
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,350
$72,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1539 / month
$1203 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Covering its wide range of performance personalities, all with superb comfort and some of the world's top in-car tech, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class is one model you'll be as happy to be in as to be seen in. Peerless cabins, advanced connectivity, and athletic road feel give the 2013 Audi A8 a few weapons in its battle with the luxosedan titans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 60.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 42.3 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 37.2
Second Hip Room (in) 60.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 109.000 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 124.6 117.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 76.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.1 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.75 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 206.5 202.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.4 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.9 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.25 14.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 40.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.83 15.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA H23
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45R18 P255/45R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA H23
Front Tire Size P255/45R18 P255/45R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4630 4398
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 19 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 19 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 92
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 190
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 295 @ 6000 333 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Supercharged Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 284 @ 2400-5000 325 @ 2900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.285
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.317
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.143
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.23 3.204
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.667
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.000
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.839
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.714
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 2.106
Trans Type 7 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.667
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Audi A8
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 7.0
 
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