Compare 2014 Tesla Model S vs 2014 Audi A8

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4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
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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4-Door Sedan 3.0T
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
N/A
$69,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,900
$75,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1165 / month
$1252 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.0
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
City
N/A mpg 18 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 40.4
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P245/45YR19 P255/45HR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4647 4365
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
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
Displacement
- 3.0 L/183
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
95 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
97 -
Battery Range (mi)
208 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
94 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
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
Trans Type
1 8
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S Audi A8
Body Style
Sedan quattro Sedan
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 (Est)
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
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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