Compare 2012 Tesla Model S vs 2012 Audi A7

2012 Tesla Model S
2012 Audi A7
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $57,400
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $92,400
4-Door Sedan Signature N/A N/A N/A $95,400
4-Door Sedan Signature Performance N/A N/A N/A $105,400
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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
N/A
$55,103
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,400
$59,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$957 / month
$988 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Tesla Model S sedan turns out to be a much better car than most expected; it just might meld sport-sedan driving, interior space, and comfort with zero-emission running in one revolutionary package. 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
N/A mpg 18 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
NA Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.2
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.0 195.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
116.5 114.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 24.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.3 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)
14.4 x 1.1 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 19.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 39.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
245/45R19 P255/40R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45R19 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)
4647 4210
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 190
Engine
Fuel System
NA Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 325 @ 2900-4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
NA 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 6000 310 @ 5500-6500
Engine Type
Electric Supercharged Gas V6
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- TBD - -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 22
Battery Range (mi)
160 (Est) -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 28
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- TBD - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- TBD - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.85
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
9.73 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.11
Trans Type
1 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.32
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S Audi A7
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Five-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 8.5

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