Compare 2011 Audi A8 vs 2011 BMW 7-Series

2011 Audi A8
2011 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 17 27 $72,587 $78,050
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $78,120 $84,000
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4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD 17 25 $69,045 $75,050
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD 17 25 $65,000 $70,650
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li ActiveHybrid RWD 17 24 $92,920 $101,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li RWD 14 22 $79,490 $86,400
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li xDrive AWD 14 20 $82,250 $89,400
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i ActiveHybrid RWD 17 24 $89,240 $97,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD 15 22 $75,900 $82,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i xDrive AWD 14 20 $78,660 $85,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 760Li RWD 13 19 $126,315 $137,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB RWD 14 22 $115,830 $125,900
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive AWD 14 20 $118,590 $128,900
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB RWD 14 22 $112,240 $122,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive AWD 14 20 $115,000 $125,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$72,587
$69,045
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,050
$75,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1301 / month
$1251 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Suave styling, an impeccable cabin, innovative cabin tech, and a lean, athletic driving feel earn the 2011 Audi A8 a spot in the top tier. Call us converts: The latest BMW 7-Series turns our eyes more than ever and drives with real big-guy brio.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
114.9 115
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 126.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.72 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 205.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 17.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 0.87 13.6 x 0.94
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)
14.2 x 1.34 14.7 x 1.42
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.7 21.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 41.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 19.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R19 P245/50R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 4630
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4409 4178
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.0 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 6800 326 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
FSI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
328 @ 3500 332 @ 1500-4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.40
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.52
Trans Type
8 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 BMW 7 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Adaptive Air Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Integral-V
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Adaptive Air Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.3

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