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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V8 6-spd Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V8 6-spd Automatic 16 22 $61,194 $66,700
4-Door Sedan V8 6-spd Automatic 4-seater 16 22 $68,183 $74,350
4-Door Sedan W12 5-spd Automatic 12 18 $88,508 $96,600
4-Door Sedan W12 5-spd Automatic 4-seater 12 18 $92,801 $101,300
4-Door Sedan 3.7L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 26 $71,843 $77,250
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 4.3L 17 22 $71,843 $77,250
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 24 $80,027 $86,050
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $80,027 $86,050
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 15 22 $106,160 $114,150
4-Door Sedan 5.5L 12 19 $118,994 $127,950
4-Door Sedan 6.0L AMG 13 20 $157,170 $169,000
4-Door Sedan 3.7L 17 25 $60,357 $64,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,194
$60,357
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,700
$64,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1112 / month
$1082 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.6 59.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 38.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 43.1 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108 106
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.1 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 203.7 198.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.5 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 118.1 116.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13 15.4
Brakes
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) 12.2 x 0.87 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x 1.34 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 23.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 38.6
Steering Type Servotronic Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45HR18 225/55HR17
Spare Tire Size P255/45HR18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45HR18 225/55HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5194 3980
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 330 Starter/420 On-Board - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 335 @ 6500 241 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 317 @ 3500 258 @ 3000-4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.2L/252 3.7L/227
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 25
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again & Tiptronic NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.88 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Phaeton Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Air Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Trapezoidal w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Air Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Four-Link w/Coil Springs
 
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