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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 33 $38,502 $39,490
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 18 28 $39,819 $40,840
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 18 28 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Independence 20 33 $44,236 $46,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Independence 18 28 $44,236 $46,080
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 20 33 $29,084 $29,830
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 18 28 $30,400 $31,180
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 20 30 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 18 29 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 20 33 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 29 $29,493 $30,250
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 30 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 18 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 29 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 30 $35,630 $37,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 18 29 $35,630 $37,115
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 19 28 $46,408 $49,900
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 19 28 $46,408 $49,900
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 19 28 $46,408 $49,900
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 25 33 $38,782 $41,700
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $38,782 $41,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$38,782
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$41,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$695 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line It's the same V-6 blast to drive as the far more sexy A7, which makes the 2012 Audi A6 a little irrelevant for those not fixated on five seats or four cylinders.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 37.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 57.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96 97.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 63.7
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 114.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 73.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 182.9 193.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 14.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 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) - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
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) 16.0 19.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 39.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size - TBD - 245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size - TBD - 245/45R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3710 3682
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2500 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code - TBD - NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 5300 211 @ 4300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.83-0.61
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 Audi A6
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/anti-roll bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Toe-link NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
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