Audi RS 3 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mythos Black Metallic
VS
Selenite Grey Metallic

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$51,317 - $55,536
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.88 / 5
16 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
400 hp
603 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5 TFSI 5 Cylinder 400 HP
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
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
37.9 - 41.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 in.
35.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 in.
38.2 - 39.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10 cu. ft.
13.1 cu. ft.

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Not Available

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

AC

AC
Not Available
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
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
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.6 in.
115.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
41 - 41.3 ft.

Length

Length
176.3 in.
196.4 - 197.1 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
75.1 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3593 .lbs
4669 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
400 hp
603 hp

Torque

Torque
354 ft. lbs.
627 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
21.1 - 23.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 14 mpg
18 - 24 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
16 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
22 - 25 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional
Not Available

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Not Available

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Audi RS 3
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Body Style

Body Style
quattro Sedan
4MATIC Sedan - 4MATIC Wagon

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3593 lbs.
4669 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

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

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-5
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/151
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)
3.56
5.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53
3.24

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.68
2.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02
1.64

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.79
4.80

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06
3.06

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320
850

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0
8.4 - 9.8

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
180

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/35YR19 - P255/30R19
P265/35ZR20

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/35R19 - P235/35YR19
P295/30ZR20

Front Wheel Size

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

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 - 19 X 8.5 in.
20 X 10 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 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
14.6 in.
15.4 - 15.8 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

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

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
37.9 - 41.7 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in.
57.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 in.
38.2 - 39.6 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.1 in.
35.8 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53 in.
56.9 - 57.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.6 in.
115.7 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
176.3 in.
196.4 - 197.1 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
55 in.
56.6 - 58 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.4 in.
64.9 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
60.2 in.
62.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10 ft³.
13.1 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64
0.86

Model Group

Model Group
RS 3
E-Class

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan - Wagon

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
4.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
5
8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4