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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $93,400
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0T 18 28 $69,844 $75,100
4-Door Sedan 4.0T 17 28 $78,028 $83,900
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TCC’s Bottom Line Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet. With TDI range and captivating connectivity, the 2014 Audi A8 adds very long-distance touring to its considerable portfolio of talents.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 28 mpg
EPA Classification Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94 115.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55 -
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 195.9 202.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 116.5 117.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.3 76.7
Track Width, Front (in) 65.4 64.7
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.4 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37 40.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Front Tire Size P245/45YR19 P255/45HR19
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA H23
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45YR19 P255/45HR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA H23
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4647 4365
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 19 X 9
Engine Order Code NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5000 333 @ 5500
Engine Type Electric Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 317 325 @ 2900
Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
Displacement - 3.0 L/183
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 94 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 95 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 97 -
Battery Range (mi) 208 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 28
Trans Type 1 8
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 9.73 3.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 8.28 4.71
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.11
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.28
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.67
Vehicle Name Tesla Model S Audi A8
Body Style Sedan quattro Sedan
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 10.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.5 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 23.8
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 190
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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