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Selected Style 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium 18 28 $55,103 $59,250
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus 18 28 $55,103 $59,250
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 18 28 $55,103 $59,250
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 18 27 $67,500 $75,200
4-Door HB 4 18 26 $71,640 $79,800
4-Door HB S 16 24 $81,120 $90,300
4-Door HB S Hybrid 22 30 $85,320 $95,000
4-Door HB 4S 16 24 $85,500 $95,200
4-Door HB Turbo 15 23 $122,850 $136,700
4-Door HB Turbo S 15 23 $155,700 $173,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,103
$67,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,250
$75,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$988 / month
$1253 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Audi A7 is a tech powerhouse and design standout, showing that hatchback practicality can indeed be sexy. Bucking tradition and the ordinary, the 2012 Porsche Panamera mostly succeeds in being an excellent large fastback sedan.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 98.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 38.0
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 51.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 65.4
Wheelbase (in) 114.7 115.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.2 83.2
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 195.6 195.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 24.5 15.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - 44.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.0 x - TBD - 14.2 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.3
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 17.1-13.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P255/40R19 275/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Front Tire Size P255/40R19 245/50R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4210 3880
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5500-6500 300 @ 6200
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900-4500 295 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.32 4.57
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.31
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.85 3.54
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 5.97
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.01
Trans Type 8 7
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A7 Porsche Panamera
Body Style Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Five-link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8.5 4
 
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