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

2016 Audi A8
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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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2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 60D
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 60D N/A N/A N/A $73,000
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $76,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 75D N/A N/A N/A $79,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $89,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD P100D N/A N/A N/A $134,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $109,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 60 N/A N/A N/A $68,000
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 N/A N/A N/A $71,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 75 N/A N/A N/A $74,500
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 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,236
$75,295
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,200
$81,300
$73,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1420 / month
$1355 / month
$1217 / 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. There's still no direct competition for the 2016 Tesla Model S, which offers elegant design, 240 miles or more of all-electric range, and jaw-dropping acceleration in the higher-end models. It's one of a kind.
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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 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
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 55
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
207.4 206.6 196
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
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 20.6 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 42 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P245/45WR19
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4564 4225 4647
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 180 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
428 @ 1750 330 @ 1380 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/181 3.0 L/183 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 3500 320 @ 5200 518
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Electric
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21 -
Battery Range (mi)
- - 218
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L BMW 7 Series Tesla Model S
Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan Sedan Hatchback 2016.5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 7.4 -

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