Audi S3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$43,650
$52,200 - $54,700

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.81 / 5
16 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
292 hp
302 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder
3.5L DOHC 24

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
40.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
40.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 in.
38.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 in.
38.5 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/40HR18 - P235/35R19
P255/50HR19 - P265/45HR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.6 in.
114.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
38.7 ft.

Length

Length
175.8 in.
189.7 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
76.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3462 lbs.
4650 - 4751 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
292 hp
302 hp

Torque

Torque
280 ft. lbs.
273 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
6600 - 7200 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
660 - 720 lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
V6 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
24.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
22 - 23 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

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 S3
Mercedes-Benz GLE

Body Style

Body Style
quattro Sedan
4MATIC - Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3462 lbs.
4650 - 4751 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 mpg.
19 - 20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 mpg.
18 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 mpg.
22 - 23 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
6600 - 7200 lbs.

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/121
660 - 720 lbs.

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
6600 - 7200 lbs.

Trans Type

Trans Type
7
660 - 720 lbs.

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
6600 - 7200 lbs.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.56
Premium Unleaded V-6

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53
3.5 L/213

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.68
Gasoline Direct Injection

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02
427

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79
7

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76
Automatic w/OD

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.79
4.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17
2.86

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320
1.92

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0
1.37

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
1.00

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
0.82

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
3.42

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
3.47

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
600

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
HX9
8.8 - 9.3

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
HX9
180

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18, P225/40YR18, P235/35R19
Double Wishbone

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18, P225/40YR18, P235/35R19
Multi-Link

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Double Wishbone

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.
Multi-Link

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.
R66

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
R66

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
P255/50HR19 - P265/45HR20

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
P255/50HR19 - P265/45HR20

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Compact

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
19 X 8.5 - 20 X 9 in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 ft.
19 X 8.5 - 20 X 9 in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Compact in.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Aluminum

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Aluminum

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Steel

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.4 in.
Rack-Pinion

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
38.7 ft.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal.
4-Wheel Disc

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
4-Wheel

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
Yes

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in.
Yes

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 in.
13 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.1 in.
12.8 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53 in.
24.6 gal.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.6 in.
40.4 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
175.8 in.
40.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
54.8 in.
60.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.1 in.
38.5 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
60.1 in.
38.4 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10 ft³.
58.4 in.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64
60.2 in.

Model Group

Model Group
S3
114.8 in.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
189.7 in.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
76.2 in.

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
70.7 in.

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
64.9 in.

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
65.5 in.

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
66.9 in.

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
41.2 in.