Compare 2014 Audi A8 L vs 2014 BMW 7-Series

2014 Audi A8 L
2014 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan 3.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0T 18 28 $73,284 $78,800
4-Door Sedan 3.0L TDI 24 36 $76,727 $82,500
4-Door Sedan 4.0T 16 26 $81,468 $87,600
4-Door Sedan 6.3L 13 21 $126,388 $135,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 19 29 $68,080 $74,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 19 29 $71,760 $78,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 740Li xDrive 19 28 $74,520 $81,000
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 7 L 22 30 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 17 25 $80,315 $87,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 16 24 $83,075 $90,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 16 25 $83,720 $91,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 16 24 $86,480 $94,000
4-Door Sedan SWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 25 $118,035 $128,300
4-Door Sedan SWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $120,795 $131,300
4-Door Sedan LWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 25 $121,625 $132,200
4-Door Sedan LWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $124,385 $135,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 20 $129,905 $141,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,284
$68,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,800
$74,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1313 / month
$1233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW 7-Series is not just luxurious and comfortable, but exceptionally quick and technologically advanced.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.2
Second Leg Room (in)
42.9 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
122.9 120.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.4
Length, Overall (in)
207.4 199.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 65
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 17.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 14.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 14.7
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)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 40
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
H23 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
H23 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4464 4344
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 210
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 332 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 315 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L BMW 7 Series
Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 (Est) 8.1 (Est)

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