Compare 2014 Audi A8 vs 2014 BMW 7-Series vs 2014 Tesla Model S

2014 Audi A8
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2014 BMW 7-Series
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2014 Tesla Model S
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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
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4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
Model S 4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
Model S 4-Door Sedan P85 N/A N/A N/A $93,400
Model S 4-Door Sedan P85D N/A N/A N/A $119,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,844
$71,760
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,100
$78,000
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1252 / month
$1300 / month
$1165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.2
8.6
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.2 42.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.9 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.6 55
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.8 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 - 94
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.2 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 44.3 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 55
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 65 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 126.4 116.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.9 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.4 65.4
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 205.3 195.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.3 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 17.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 26.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 14.5 14.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 14.7 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.1 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.6 37
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
H23 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
H23 NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4365 4432 4647
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 210 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 315 @ 5800 302 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 332 @ 1300 317
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/182 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- - 97
Battery Range (mi)
- - 208
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- - 94
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- - 95
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.29 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 8.28
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.46 9.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 -
Trans Type
8 8 1
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 BMW 7 Series Tesla Model S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 (Est) 8.1 (Est) -
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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