Compare 2015 Audi A8 vs 2015 BMW 7-Series

2015 Audi A8
2015 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan 4.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 4.0T 18 30 $80,352 $86,400
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0L TDI 24 36 $79,144 $85,100
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0T 19 29 $75,702 $81,400
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 6.3L 14 22 $128,248 $137,900
S8 4-Door Sedan 17 27 $106,858 $114,900
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4-Door Sedan 740Ld xDrive AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Ld xDrive AWD 23 31 $76,400 $82,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD 19 29 $72,260 $78,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li xDrive AWD 19 28 $75,020 $81,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD 19 29 $68,580 $74,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li RWD 16 25 $84,220 $91,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li xDrive AWD 16 24 $86,980 $94,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD 17 25 $80,815 $87,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i xDrive AWD 16 24 $83,575 $90,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 760Li RWD 13 20 $130,405 $141,200
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB RWD 16 25 $122,125 $132,200
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive AWD 16 24 $124,885 $135,200
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB RWD 16 25 $118,535 $128,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive AWD 16 24 $121,295 $131,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 7 L RWD 22 30 $78,055 $84,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$80,352
$76,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$86,400
$82,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1440 / month
$1375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A8 gains standard LED headlamps, a more powerful twin-turbo V-8, and a more efficient diesel engine for 2015. The 2015 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally quick and technologically advanced, but also very luxurious and wonderfully comfortable.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 65
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 126.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.4
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 205.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 17.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 14.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 14.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4508 4685
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
435 @ 5000 255 @ 4000
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
444 @ 1500 413 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0 L/244 3.0 L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.56
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 BMW 7 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.9

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