Compare 2017 Audi R8 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

2017 Audi R8
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
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V10 plus quattro AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R8 Coupe V10 plus quattro AWD 14 22 $176,607 $189,900
R8 Coupe V10 quattro AWD 14 22 $151,497 $162,900
R8 Spyder V10 quattro AWD 14 22 $162,843 $175,100
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AMG GT Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AMG GT AMG GT Coupe 16 22 $103,416 $111,200
AMG GT AMG GT S Coupe 16 22 $122,016 $131,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$176,607
$103,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$189,900
$111,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3165 / month
$1853 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi R8 balances thrilling power and handling with everyday livability. The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT adds a few goodies this year before adding two new models to the lineup next year.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 65
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 103.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.4 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 66.1
Length, Overall (in)
174.3 179
Height, Overall (in)
48.8 50.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 44.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P295/35YR19 P295/30ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/35YR19 P255/35ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3627 3560
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 11 19 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
610 @ 7800 456 @ 6000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-10 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
413 @ 6500 443 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.2 L/318 4.0 L/243
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.63
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.79
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.59 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.29
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13 3.40
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 1.63
Trans Type
7 7
Summary
Body Style
quattro Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Coupe Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.8

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