Compare 2016 Audi A8 vs 2016 BMW 7-Series vs 2015 Tesla Model S

2016 Audi A8
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2016 BMW 7-Series
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L TDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0L TDI 24 36 $79,236 $85,200
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0T 19 29 $75,796 $81,500
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 4.0T Sport 18 29 $84,166 $90,500
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 6.3L 14 22 $128,248 $137,900
S8 4-Door Sedan 15 25 $106,858 $114,900
S8 4-Door Sedan Plus 16 25 $106,858 $114,900
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4-Door Sedan 740i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD 21 29 $75,295 $81,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD 17 25 $87,350 $94,400
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i xDrive AWD 16 25 $90,110 $97,400
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4-Door Sedan AWD 70D
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $75,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 85D N/A N/A N/A $85,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $88,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P85D N/A N/A N/A $105,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $108,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $70,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $80,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 90 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $83,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,236
$75,295
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,200
$81,300
$75,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1420 / month
$1355 / month
$1250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Audi S8 pairs thrilling acceleration with excellent big-car handling and discreet luxury. Don’t let the conservative wrapper fool you, the 2016 BMW 7-Series charges boldly into a new generation as a sporty big sedan, with new ride-and-handling tech, space-age construction, and a plug-in hybrid version. The 2015 Tesla Model S has no direct competition; the electric luxury hatchback is the benchmark among its kind in a market with more than 20 plug-in models. It's likely the most advanced car on the planet.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
42.9 44.4 35.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.4 42.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.9 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.7 55
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.9 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.9 - 94
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.2 57.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 55
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.2 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.6 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
122.9 126.4 116.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.8 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.5 65.4
Length, Overall (in)
207.4 206.6 196
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 18.2 -
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)
14 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)
15 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)
21.7 20.6 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 42 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P245/45WR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4564 4225 4608
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 180 -
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/181 3.0 L/183 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 3500 320 @ 5200 329
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Electric
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
428 @ 1750 330 @ 1380 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- - 102
Battery Range (mi)
- - 240
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- - 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- - 101
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.64 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.31 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.46 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.20 -
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.72 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.00 8.28
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.62 3.08 9.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.14 -
Trans Type
8 8 1
Summary
Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L 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
7.4 7.4 -
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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