Compare 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
2006 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan V8 6-spd Automatic
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
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4-Door Sedan 3.7L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.7L 17 25 $60,357 $64,900
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 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $80,027 $86,050
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 24 $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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,194
$60,357
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,700
$64,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1112 / month
$1082 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
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
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
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 62.0
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 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
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 6500 241 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
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 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
& Tiptronic NA
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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