Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2006 Audi A8

2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2006 Audi A8
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4-Door Sedan 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5L 19 27 $46,546 $50,050
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $47,476 $51,050
4-Door Wagon 3.5L 18 26 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $48,872 $52,550
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $50,964 $54,800
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $54,312 $58,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $56,637 $60,900
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,660 $62,000
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,074 $81,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,818 $82,600
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4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 4.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 4.2L 17 24 $63,706 $68,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,546
$63,706
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,050
$68,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$834 / month
$1136 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 114.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 115.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.72
Length, Overall (in)
189.7 199.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.2 x 0.87
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 14.2 x 1.34
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)
21.1 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 41.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P255/45HR18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45HR17 P255/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45HR17 P255/45HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3703 4288
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400-5000 317 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 4.2L/255
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 335 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.52
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (Comfort Mode 2.23) 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.32
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Adaptive Air
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Adaptive Air

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