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
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
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 59.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
203.7 198.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 15.4
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 23.2
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR18 225/55HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5194 3980
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 - TBD -
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Phaeton Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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