Compare 2010 Audi A5 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2010 Audi A5
2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Premium 20 26 $41,014 $44,100
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Premium Plus 20 26 $41,014 $44,100
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Prestige 20 26 $41,014 $44,100
A5 2-Door Convertible CVT FrontTrak Premium 23 30 $39,060 $42,000
A5 2-Door Convertible CVT FrontTrak Premium Plus 23 30 $39,060 $42,000
A5 2-Door Convertible CVT FrontTrak Prestige 23 30 $39,060 $42,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0L Premium 21 27 $34,596 $37,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0L Premium Plus 21 27 $34,596 $37,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0L Prestige 21 27 $34,596 $37,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 3.2L Premium Plus 18 27 $40,920 $44,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 3.2L Prestige 18 27 $40,920 $44,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Premium 22 30 $33,480 $36,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Premium Plus 22 30 $33,480 $36,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Prestige 22 30 $33,480 $36,000
S5 2-Door Convertible Premium Plus 17 26 $54,174 $58,250
S5 2-Door Convertible Prestige 17 26 $54,174 $58,250
S5 2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 16 24 $49,848 $53,600
S5 2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 16 24 $49,848 $53,600
S5 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 14 22 $48,732 $52,400
S5 2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 14 22 $48,732 $52,400
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD 42 State
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD 42 State 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTec RWD California 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.3L AMG RWD 12 19 $79,329 $85,300
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L 4MATIC 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L RWD 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L 4MATIC 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 5.5L 4MATIC 13 19 $56,916 $61,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 5.5L RWD 15 22 $55,521 $59,700
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.5L 4MATIC 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 6.3L AMG RWD 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,014
$48,546
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,100
$52,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$735 / month
$870 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Audi A5/Cabriolet has a stunning shape and a luxurious touch that run counter to the typical two-doors from Germany. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.9 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA 97.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4034 3860
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 16 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 16 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Diesel V6
Fuel System
TFSI Direct CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500-4200 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121.1 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300-6000 210 @ 3800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 32
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Dive w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal 5-Arm Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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