Compare 2014 Audi A8 vs 2014 Tesla Model S

2014 Audi A8
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 4.0T 16 26 $81,468 $87,600
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 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
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,100
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1252 / month
$1165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
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. 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 Coming Soon
Highway
28 mpg Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 94
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 35.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 195.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 116.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 26.3
Brakes
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)
13 14.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
H23 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
H23 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4365 4647
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 19 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 317
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 302 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 94
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 95
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 97
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
- 208
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 8.28
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 9.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 -
Trans Type
8 1
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Tesla Model S
Body Style
quattro Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 (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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