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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0T
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0T 18 28 $69,844 $75,100
4-Door Sedan 4.0T 17 28 $78,028 $83,900
4-Door Sedan 740i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 20 $129,905 $141,200
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 LWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 25 $121,625 $132,200
4-Door Sedan SWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 25 $118,035 $128,300
4-Door Sedan LWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $124,385 $135,200
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 AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $120,795 $131,300
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 S550 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S63 AMG 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
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TCC's Bottom Line With TDI range and captivating connectivity, the 2014 Audi A8 adds very long-distance touring to its considerable portfolio of talents. The 2014 BMW 7-Series is not just luxurious and comfortable, but exceptionally quick and technologically advanced. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes an emotional appeal for its claim as the best sedan in the world, and we're feeling it.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 19 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.2 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 115.1 - -
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 38.5 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.4 59.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 40.6 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 59.2 59.7
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 38.4 43
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 65 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 117.8 120.9 124.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 74.9 74.8
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 63.4 63.9
Length, Overall (in) 202.2 199.8 206.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 58.3 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 17.7 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 14.5 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14 14.7 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 40 40
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code H23 NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P255/45HR18
Spare Tire Size Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code H23 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P255/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4365 4344 4729
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 9 18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 9 18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 190 210 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - 520
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 332 @ 1300 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code NA NA NA
Displacement 3.0 L/183 3.0 L/182 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500 315 @ 5800 449 @ 5250
Engine Type Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.71 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.84 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.20 3.46 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.11 1.92
Trans Type 8 8 7
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.32 3.30 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.67 1.37
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A8 BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 (Est) 8.3 (Est) 9.1 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - 5.0 (Est)
 
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