Compare 2016 Audi A8 vs 2015 Tesla Model S

2016 Audi A8
2015 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 19 29 N/A N/A
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 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
$75,796
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,500
$75,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$1250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Audi S8 pairs thrilling acceleration with excellent big-car handling and discreet luxury. 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
19 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 94
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 196
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 26.3
Brakes
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)
14 14.4
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/45WR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4365 4608
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 -
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 329
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 102
Battery Range (mi)
- 240
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 101
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 -
Trans Type
8 1
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
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 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 8.28
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 9.73
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Tesla Model S
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
8.2 -
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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