Compare 2018 Audi R8 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

2018 Audi R8
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
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V10 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R8 Coupe V10 RWD 14 25 $128,991 $138,700
R8 Coupe V10 plus quattro 14 22 $180,792 $194,400
R8 Coupe V10 quattro 14 22 $153,357 $164,900
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AMG GT C Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AMG GT AMG GT C Coupe 15 20 $134,850 $145,000
AMG GT AMG GT C Roadster 15 20 $146,010 $157,000
AMG GT AMG GT Coupe 16 22 $104,532 $112,400
AMG GT AMG GT R Coupe 15 20 $146,010 $157,000
AMG GT AMG GT Roadster 16 21 $115,692 $124,400
AMG GT AMG GT S Coupe 16 22 $123,132 $132,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$128,991
$134,850
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$138,700
$145,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2312 / month
$2417 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
As much a track star as it is a comfortable daily driver, the 2018 Audi R8 is one of the most balanced and flexible supercars ever made. The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT performs brilliantly on any kind of pavement, making it one of our favorite modern sports cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
174.3 179
Height, Overall (in)
48.8 50.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 66.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 103.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.4 79
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 66.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 15.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.9 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.6
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA R03-1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/35YR19 P305/30ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R03-1
Front Tire Size
P245/35YR19 P265/35ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3748
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 11 20 X 12
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 6500 502 @ 1900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.2 L/318 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
532 @ 7800 550 @ 5750
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-10 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.63
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Coupe Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -

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