Audi R8 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mythos Black Metallic
VS
Selenite Grey Metallic

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$138,700 - $177,100
$104,400 - $106,950

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.88 / 5
8 Reviews
4.88 / 5
16 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
532 hp
603 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
5.2L FSI V10 DOHC
4.0L V8 Biturbo

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 in.
37.9 - 41.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
Not Available
35.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
Not Available
38.2 - 39.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
Not Available
13.1 cu. ft.

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

AC

AC
Not Available
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
2
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Not Available
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional

Exterior Features

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.4 in.
115.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
41 - 41.3 ft.

Length

Length
174.3 in.
196.4 - 197.1 in.

Width

Width
76.4 in.
75.1 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3505 - 3957 .lbs
4669 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
532 hp
603 hp

Torque

Torque
398 ft. lbs.
627 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 - 21.9 gal.
21.1 - 23.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
7 - 24 mpg
18 - 24 mpg

City

City
14 mpg
16 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 - 25 mpg
22 - 25 mpg

Safety Features

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Coupe - Audi R8 Spyder
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Body Style

Body Style
Coupe, quattro Coupe, quattro Spyder
4MATIC Sedan - 4MATIC Wagon

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Two-Seaters
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
2
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3505 - 3957 lbs.
4669 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
17 - 18 mpg.
18 - 21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 mpg.
16 - 19 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 - 25 mpg.
22 - 25 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-10
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
5.2 L/318
4.0 L/243

Fuel System

Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
7
9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13
5.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.59
3.24

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88
2.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14
1.64

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65
4.80

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59
3.06

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420
850

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 - 10.4
8.4 - 9.8

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210
180

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/30YR20 - P245/35YR19
P265/35ZR20

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P295/35YR19 - P305/30YR20
P295/30ZR20

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 8.5 - 20 X 8.5 in.
20 X 9.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 11 - 20 X 11 in.
20 X 10 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft.
41 - 41.3 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.4 - 15 in.
15.4 - 15.8 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14 in.
14.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 - 21.9 gal.
21.1 - 23.8 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 in.
37.9 - 41.7 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.1 in.
57.8 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.4 in.
115.7 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
174.3 in.
196.4 - 197.1 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.4 in.
75.1 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
48.8 - 49 in.
56.6 - 58 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.5 in.
64.9 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63 in.
62.8 in.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65
0.86

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
41.3 in.

Model Group

Model Group
R8
E-Class

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible - Coupe
Sedan - Wagon

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
5.2
4.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
10
8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4