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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 19 28 $67,710 $73,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 740Li 19 28 $71,390 $77,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 750i 17 25 $79,855 $86,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 750i xDrive 16 24 $82,615 $89,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 750Li 16 24 $83,260 $90,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 750Li xDrive 16 24 $86,020 $93,500
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 7 L N/A N/A $77,555 $84,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 760Li 13 20 $129,445 $140,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 740Li xDrive 19 28 $74,150 $80,600
4-Door Sedan SWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 24 $117,850 $128,100
4-Door Sedan SWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $120,610 $131,100
4-Door Sedan LWB RWD ALPINA B7 16 24 $121,440 $132,000
4-Door Sedan LWB AWD ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $124,200 $135,000
4-Door Sedan 3.0L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 28 $67,146 $72,200
4-Door Sedan 4.0L 18 28 $75,238 $80,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,710
$67,146
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,600
$72,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1227 / month
$1203 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally fleet-footed for such a spacious, luxurious, and technologically advanced car. Peerless cabins, advanced connectivity, and athletic road feel give the 2013 Audi A8 a few weapons in its battle with the luxosedan titans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 37.7
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 - TBD -
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.9 76.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.4 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 13.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.7 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
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.100 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 40.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/50R18 P255/45R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA H23
Front Tire Size P245/50R18 P255/45R19
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA H23
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4310 4398
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 19 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 19 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 92
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 190
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 1300-4500 325 @ 2900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5800 333 @ 5500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Supercharged Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.667 1.667
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.714 4.714
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.839 0.839
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.106 2.106
Trans Type 8 8
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.285 1.285
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.295 3.317
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.143 3.143
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.667 0.667
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.077 3.204
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 7 Series Audi A8
Body Style 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 8.3 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
 
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