Compare 2002 Audi A8 vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2002 Audi A8
2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD Automatic 17 25 $55,703 $62,200
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD LWB Automatic 17 25 $60,153 $67,200
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2-Door Coupe 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 2.3L 19 29 $23,203 $24,950
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $28,411 $30,550
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,363 $36,950
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $35,758 $38,450
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 22 $46,407 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,703
$23,203
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,200
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1037 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82.2 85.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
198.2 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.6 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x .40 - 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)
12.3 x .98 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.7 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.2 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 17.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/60HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4068 3305
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
302 @ 3000 200 @ 2500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/255 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6200 192 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.72
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.91 3.27
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Track-Rod w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal link Independent 5-arm

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