Compare 2014 Audi A8 vs 2014 BMW 7-Series

2014 Audi A8
2014 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan 3.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 3.0T 18 28 $69,844 $75,100
A8 4-Door Sedan 4.0T 17 28 $78,028 $83,900
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0L TDI 24 36 $76,727 $82,500
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0T 18 28 $73,284 $78,800
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 6.3L 13 21 $126,388 $135,900
S8 4-Door Sedan 15 26 $104,627 $112,500
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4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD 19 29 $71,760 $78,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li xDrive AWD 19 28 $74,520 $81,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD 19 29 $68,080 $74,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li RWD 16 25 $83,720 $91,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li xDrive AWD 16 24 $86,480 $94,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD 17 25 $80,315 $87,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i xDrive AWD 16 24 $83,075 $90,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 760Li RWD 13 20 $129,905 $141,200
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB RWD 16 25 $121,625 $132,200
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive AWD 16 24 $124,385 $135,200
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB RWD 16 25 $118,035 $128,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive AWD 16 24 $120,795 $131,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 7 L RWD 22 30 $77,555 $84,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,844
$71,760
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,100
$78,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1252 / month
$1300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With TDI range and captivating connectivity, the 2014 Audi A8 adds very long-distance touring to its considerable portfolio of talents. The 2014 BMW 7-Series is not just luxurious and comfortable, but exceptionally quick and technologically advanced.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 44.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.4
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 205.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 65
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 126.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 17.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 14.7
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)
13 14.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
H23 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
H23 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4365 4432
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 210
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 332 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 315 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 BMW 7 Series
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 (Est) 8.1 (Est)

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