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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
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 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 Premium 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
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification NA Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.0 - TBD -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 116.5 114.7
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
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 Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.4 x 1.1 13.0 x - TBD -
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) 14.0 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA 19.8
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack-&-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45R19 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 245/45R19 P255/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4647 4210
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 362 @ 6000 310 @ 5500-6500
Engine Type Electric Supercharged Gas V6
Fuel System NA Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 325 @ 2900-4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement NA 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 18
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 - -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
Trans Order Code NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Tesla Model S Audi A7
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 8.5
 
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