Compare 2003 Audi A8 vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2003 Audi A8
2003 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD Automatic 17 25 $55,703 $62,200
A8 4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD LWB Automatic 17 25 $60,153 $67,200
S8 4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 16 21 $64,870 $72,500
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 27 $43,664 $46,950
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $51,011 $54,850
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $70,680 $76,000
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.2L 20 27 $45,803 $49,250
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.2L AWD 19 26 $48,453 $52,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,703
$43,664
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,200
$46,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1037 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 97.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.2 190.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.6 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x .40 11.4 x 0.4
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 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.7 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.2 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 15.24
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/60HR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR16 225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR16 225/55HR16
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 3635
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 8
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 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
302 @ 3000 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/255 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6200 221 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.91 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Track-Rod w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link 4-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-Link

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