Compare 2012 BMW 7-Series vs 2012 Audi A8

2012 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan RWD 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 740i 17 25 $65,320 $71,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 17 25 $69,460 $75,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 15 22 $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 14 20 $80,315 $87,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 14 22 $81,145 $88,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 14 20 $83,905 $91,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i ActiveHybrid 17 24 $89,240 $97,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li ActiveHybrid 17 24 $92,920 $101,000
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 SWB 14 22 $112,790 $122,600
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive 14 20 $115,550 $125,600
4-Door Sedan RWD ALPINA B7 LWB 14 22 $116,380 $126,500
4-Door Sedan AWD ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive 14 20 $119,140 $129,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 19 $126,315 $137,300
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 28 $73,237 $78,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,320
$73,237
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$71,000
$78,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1183 / month
$1313 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 BMW 7-Series is the Bavarian automaker's flagship model, and it cleverly wraps vast interior space, industry-leading tech, and the expected BMW fleet-footedness. The 2012 Audi A8 models might still be fighting for the most prestige among flagships, but they're in the top tier from inside, thanks to their impeccable cabin, innovative cabin tech, and a lean, athletic driving feel.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
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)
106 115.1
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 202.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 117.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 13.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x 1.42 15.0 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 0.94 14.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 41.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/45R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/45R19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4101 4409
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 12.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 140
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
332 @ 1500-4500 328 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
326 @ 5800 372 @ 6800
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11
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 w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Audi A8
Body Style
4-Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Integral-V Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4

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