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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 17 25 $65,000 $70,650
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 15 22 $75,900 $82,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 14 20 $78,660 $85,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i ActiveHybrid 17 24 $89,240 $97,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 17 25 $69,045 $75,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 14 22 $79,490 $86,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 14 20 $82,250 $89,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li ActiveHybrid 17 24 $92,920 $101,000
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 SWB 14 22 $112,240 $122,000
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 LWB 14 22 $115,830 $125,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 19 $126,315 $137,300
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive 14 20 $115,000 $125,000
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive 14 20 $118,590 $128,900
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,000
$72,587
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$70,650
$78,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1178 / month
$1301 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Call us converts: The latest BMW 7-Series turns our eyes more than ever and drives with real big-guy brio. Suave styling, an impeccable cabin, innovative cabin tech, and a lean, athletic driving feel earn the 2011 Audi A8 a spot in the top tier.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 37.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106 114.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 4.72
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 202.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 120.9 117.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 76.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 64.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 14.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.94 12.2 x 0.87
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) 14.7 x 1.42 14.2 x 1.34
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 23.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 41.0
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) NA 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.1 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/50R18 P255/45R19
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50R18 P255/45R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 220 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4630 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4101 4409
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 19 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 19 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 19 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 12.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 140
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/182 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 326 @ 5800 372 @ 6800
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System DI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 332 @ 1500-4500 328 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
Transmission
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.32
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 3.14
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.20
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 2.11
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 7 Series Audi A8
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Adaptive Air
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Integral-V NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Adaptive Air
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 8.9
 
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