Compare 2013 Audi A7 vs 2013 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

2013 Audi A7
2013 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
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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 $55,894 $60,100
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus 18 28 $55,894 $60,100
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 18 28 $55,894 $60,100
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5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i 20 30 $53,635 $58,300
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 535i xDrive 18 26 $55,750 $60,600
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 550i 16 24 $62,375 $67,800
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $64,490 $70,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,894
$53,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,100
$58,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1002 / month
$972 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Audi A7 and S7 are design standouts, refined performers, and more exciting, practical alternatives to sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 112.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.000 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.900 41.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.200 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.600 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.900 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.400 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
114.700 120.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.200 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.700 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.600 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.900 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - 60.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.500 15.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.000 x - TBD - 13.6 x 0.9
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)
14.000 x - TBD - 13.7 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)
19.800 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.800 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.000 41.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40R19 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40R19 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4167 4641
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900-4500 300 @ 1300 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500-6500 300 @ 5800 - 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.317 3.30
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 0.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.848 3.08
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.667 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.667 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.106 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A7 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Five-link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-link Integral-V
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8.5 (2012) 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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