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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Turbo4 Manual FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Turbo4 20 33 N/A $36,525
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Turbo4 18 28 N/A $37,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Turbo4 17 27 N/A $39,875
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 N/A $41,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 N/A $47,065
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
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Invoice Price
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$38,782
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,525
$41,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$609 / 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 Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.2
Second Hip Room (in) 58.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 57.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 97.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 58.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 73.8
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 193.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 63.7
Wheelbase (in) 111.7 114.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.2 14.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.05 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.26 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 19.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR17 245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P225/55HR17 245/45R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 3682
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 180
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2500 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 5500 211 @ 4300
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.62 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.92 3.83-0.61
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.76 2.85
Summary
Vehicle Name Saab 9-5 Audi A6
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Four-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
 
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