Audi R8 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

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Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$138,700 - $177,100
$79,039 - $85,072

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.88 / 5
8 Reviews
4.81 / 5
16 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
532 hp
396 - 603 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
5.2L FSI V10 DOHC
3.0L V6 Biturbo
4.0L V8 Biturbo

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

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
35.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.2 - 39.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.1 cu. ft.

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

AC

AC
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional

Exterior Features

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.4 in.
115.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
41 - 41.3 ft.

Length

Length
174.3 in.
194.6 - 197.1 in.

Width

Width
76.4 in.
73.2 - 75.1 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3505 - 3957 .lbs
4145 - 4669 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
532 hp
396 - 603 hp

Torque

Torque
398 ft. lbs.
384 - 627 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
10 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

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

Active Suspension

Active Suspension

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

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.
4145 - 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-6 - Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
5.2 L/318
3.0 L/183 - 4.0 L/243

Fuel System

Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
7
421

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
9

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13
Automatic w/OD

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.59
5.35 - 5.50

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88
3.24 - 3.33

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14
2.25 - 2.31

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90
1.64 - 1.66

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88
1.21

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65
1.00

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59
4.80 - 4.93

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420
3.06 - 3.07

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 - 10.4
850

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210
8.4 - 9.8

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
180

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone - Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

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

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/30YR20 - P245/35YR19
Multi-Link

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P295/35YR19 - P305/30YR20
R01 - R02

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 8.5 - 20 X 8.5 in.
R01 - R02

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 11 - 20 X 11 in.
P245/35ZR20, P245/40ZR19, P265/35ZR20

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
P275/30ZR20, P275/35ZR19, P295/30ZR20

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
19 X 8 - 20 X 9.5 in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
19 X 9 - 20 X 9 in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft.
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Rack-Pinion

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
41 - 41.3 ft.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
4-Wheel Disc

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.4 - 15 in.
4-Wheel

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14 in.
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 - 21.9 gal.
Yes

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 in.
14.2 - 15.8 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.1 in.
14.2 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.4 in.
21.1 - 23.8 gal.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
174.3 in.
37.9 - 41.7 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
48.8 - 49 in.
57.8 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.5 in.
59 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63 in.
38.2 - 39.6 in.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65
35.8 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 in.
56.9 - 57.1 in.

Model Group

Model Group
R8
58.8 in.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
115.7 in.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible - Coupe
194.6 - 197.1 in.

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
5.2
73.2 - 75.1 in.

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
56.6 - 58 in.

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
64.1 - 64.9 in.

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
10
62.8 - 62.9 in.

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
5 in.