Compare 2012 Audi A7 vs 2012 Porsche Panamera

2012 Audi A7
2012 Porsche Panamera
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4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige
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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4-Door HB
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.2
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
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Car
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
114.7 115.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - 44.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.5 15.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 17.1-13.8
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/40R19 275/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P255/40R19 245/50R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4210 3880
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 NA
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500-6500 300 @ 6200
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Audi A7 Porsche Panamera
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Five-link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8.5 4

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