Compare 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 13 19 N/A $122,400
2-Door Coupe S 13 19 N/A $136,700
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $136,900
2-Door Convertible S S 13 19 N/A $150,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E 350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E 400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E 63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon RWD E 63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$47,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$122,400
$51,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2040 / month
$850 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.3
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.7 37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 113.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
49.4 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 63.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.0 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.2 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19 P245/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 248
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1654
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1654
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3595 3825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7000 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
346 @ 5750 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7L/289 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent double wishbone 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 8.0

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