Compare 2012 Tesla Model S vs 2012 Audi A7

2012 Tesla Model S
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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
EPA Classification
NA Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 64.7
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
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 19.8
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
245/45R19 P255/40R19
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4647 4210
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front 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
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
Fuel System
NA Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 325 @ 2900-4500
Mileage
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
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- TBD - -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 22
Battery Range (mi)
160 (Est) -
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.85
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S Audi A7
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 8.5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 8.3

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