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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 $93,400
4-Door Sedan 3.0T
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$69,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1252 / month
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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
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94 115.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55 -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 59.1
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
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.4 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37 40.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Wheels
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5000 333 @ 5500
Engine Type Electric Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 317 325 @ 2900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Fuel System - Direct Gasoline Injection
Displacement - 3.0 L/183
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) NA 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 18
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 9.73 3.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 8.28 4.71
Trans Type 1 8
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.11
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Tesla Model S Audi A8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 10.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 23.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 190
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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