Compare 2009 Audi A8 vs 2008 BMW 7-Series

2009 Audi A8
2008 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 23 $68,867 $74,050
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4-Door Sedan 750i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 750i 17 25 $70,655 $76,800
4-Door Sedan 750Li 17 25 $73,510 $79,900
4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 15 23 $105,800 $115,000
4-Door Sedan 760Li 14 22 $114,170 $124,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,867
$70,655
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,050
$76,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1234 / month
$1280 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Audi A8 and A8 L are nimble, refined luxury sedans that still stand out from the crowd. Controversially styled, the 2008 BMW 7-Series still performs like a smaller sedan and carries rear passengers with ease.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
114.9 104.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
115.9 117.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.72 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
199.3 198.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 18.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 0.87 13.6 x 0.94
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)
14.2 x 1.34 13.7 x 1.18
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 23.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.07
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P245/40HR18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P245/50VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4321 4486
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
FSI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 3500 360 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
350 @ 6800 360 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 BMW 7 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Adaptive Air Double-Pivot Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Adaptive Air 4-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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