Compare 2012 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo vs 2012 Audi A7

2012 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
2012 Audi A7
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5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i 19 28 $52,440 $57,000
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 535i xDrive 18 27 $54,555 $59,300
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 550i 15 22 $60,720 $66,000
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 550i xDrive 15 19 $62,835 $68,300
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,440
$55,103
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,000
$59,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$950 / month
$988 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo is an intriguing design with a luxurious interior and limo-like back seat, but it has narrow niche appeal--and it's neither as nimble as the 5 sedans nor as handy as the X5 (or a wagon). The 2012 Audi A7 is a tech powerhouse and design standout, showing that hatchback practicality can indeed be sexy.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
Large Car Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 57.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
112.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.8 195.6
Height, Overall (in)
61.4 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.1 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 114.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
60.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.5 24.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x 1.4 14.0 x - TBD -
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)
13.6 x 0.9 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/40R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/40R19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare 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)
4641 4210
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 190
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1200 - 5000 325 @ 2900-4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 - 6250 310 @ 5500-6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Supercharged Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 2.85
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Audi A7
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Five-link
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
Integral-V Trapezoidal-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 8.5
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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