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2012 Aston Martin DBS
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 11 17 N/A $275,461
2-Door Coupe Carbon 11 17 N/A $284,576
2-Door Volante 11 17 N/A $290,461
2-Door Volante Carbon 11 17 N/A $295,987
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2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 14 22 $50,128 $53,900
2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 14 22 $50,128 $53,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 16 24 $51,244 $55,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 16 24 $51,244 $55,100
2-Door Cabriolet Premium Plus 17 26 $55,150 $59,300
2-Door Cabriolet Prestige 17 26 $55,150 $59,300
2-Door Coupe Manual Special Edition 14 22 $63,892 $68,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic Special Edition 16 24 $65,008 $69,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$50,128
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$275,461
$53,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$4591 / month
$898 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi S5 / Cabriolet is one of the best-looking performance luxury coupes on the road, and it's one of the best all-around performers, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.3
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78.0 84.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.8 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
50.4 53.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 108.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 x - TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/30R20 P255/35R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/35R20 P255/35R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3737 3858
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
510 @ 6500 354 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V12 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 5750 325 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.9L/362 4.2L/254
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.71 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin DBS Audi S5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone 5-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Trapezoidal
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.1 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 2

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