Compare 2008 Audi A5 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class

2008 Audi A5
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 16 27 $37,108 $39,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 27 $38,315 $41,200
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2-Door Coupe 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 3.5L 17 25 $43,198 $46,450
2-Door Cabriolet 3.5L 17 25 $50,685 $54,500
2-Door Coupe 5.5L 15 22 $51,290 $55,150
2-Door Cabriolet 5.5L 15 21 $58,776 $63,200
2-Door Cabriolet 6.3L AMG 12 18 $83,235 $89,500
2-Door Coupe 6.3L AMG Black Series 12 19 $125,550 $135,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,108
$43,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$46,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$774 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Understated on the outside, gorgeous on the inside, the 2008 Audi A5 has a stylish presence and grand-touring comfort. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 82.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.0 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.0 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 58.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
26.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 183.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.1 10.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.4 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)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/40R18 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/40R18 P225/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3737 3585
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
DOHC FSI Direct - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 3250-5000 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6500 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapazoidal Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/anti-dive 5-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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