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Audi S4 Sedan
2020 Audi S4 Sedan
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$50,200
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.6
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BMW 3 Series Hybrid
2018 BMW 3 Series Hybrid
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$45,600
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.4
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid
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$47,900
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.9
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Overview

Engine
3.0-liter Turbo V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.3 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
13 ft³
Trunk Volume
13 ft³
Trunk Volume
11.8 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.0-liter Turbo V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Horsepower
349 hp @ 5400 rpm
247 hp @ 5000 rpm
275 hp @ 5550 rpm
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 1370 rpm
310 lb-ft
443 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.1 ft
37.1 ft
36.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8.5"
17" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8.5"
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Multi-Link
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P245/40YR18
P225/50VR17
P225/45HR18
Rear Tire
P245/40YR18
P225/50VR17
P245/40HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
30 MPG
30 MPG
City
21 MPG
N/A
N/A
Highway
30 MPG
N/A
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 Tons/yr
N/A
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.3 gallons
10.8 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
321.3 miles
N/A
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
459 miles
N/A
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
186.8 in
182.4 in
184.5 in
Height
55.3 in
56.3 in
56.8 in
Max Width
72.5 in
71.3 in
72.1 in
Front Width
61.6 in
60.8 in
61.5 in
Rear Width
60.9 in
62.3 in
60.4 in
Wheelbase
111.2 in
110.6 in
111.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.3 in
42 in
41.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.9 in
40.3 in
40.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.9 in
55.1 in
55.3 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.7 in
35.1 in
35.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.4 in
37.7 in
37.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.5 in
55.1 in
55 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,858 lbs
3,915 lbs
3,924 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13 ft³
13 ft³
11.8 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Ibis White
  • Quantum Gray
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Navarra Blue Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Estoril Blue Metallic, Priority 1
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Jatoba Brown Metallic, Build Out: 02/28/2018
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Platinum Silver Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Leather/Alcantara Seat Trim
  • Rotor Gray, Leather/Alcantara Seat Trim
  • Black w/Red Stitching, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Venetian Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Crystal Grey/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Crystal Grey/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black w/Red Hi/Stitch, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black/Dark Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac/Dark Brown, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac/Dark Brown, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Coral Red/Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Venetian Beige/Dk. Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Cloth Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Standard
Standard
A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear A/C
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
ABS
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
8 Years / 80,000 Miles
N/A