Compare 2013 Tesla Model S vs 2013 Audi A7

2013 Tesla Model S
2013 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 $69,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $89,900
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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 $55,894 $60,100
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus 18 28 $55,894 $60,100
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 18 28 $55,894 $60,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$55,894
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,900
$60,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1165 / month
$1002 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Tesla Model S is a revolutionary electric car that blends sporty handling and lots of space, with a range of battery sizes so buyers can choose (and pay for) only the range they need. The 2013 Audi A7 and S7 are design standouts, refined performers, and more exciting, practical alternatives to sedans.
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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 37.000
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 36.900
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.200
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 36.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 55.900
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 94.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 64.400
Wheelbase (in)
116.5 114.700
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 75.200
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 64.700
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.0 195.600
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 24.500
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 14.000 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 13.000 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 19.800
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 39.000
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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 4167
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 6000 310 @ 5500-6500
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
90 (2012) -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 21
Battery Range (mi)
160 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 28
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
88 (2012) -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
89 (2012) -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 18
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.848
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.667
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.000
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.839
First Gear Ratio (:1)
9.73 4.714
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.106
Trans Type
1 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.285
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.317
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.667
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.143
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 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 8.5 (2012)

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