Compare 2021 Audi A8 vs 2021 BMW 7-Series

2021 Audi A8
2021 BMW 7-Series
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L 55 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 L 55 TFSI quattro 17 26 $81,312 $86,500
A8 L 60 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $90,148 $95,900
A8 L 60 TFSI quattro 15 23 $92,968 $98,900
S8 4.0 TFSI 13 22 $123,048 $130,900
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740i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 740i Sedan 22 29 $81,225 $86,800
7 Series 740i xDrive Sedan 20 27 $84,015 $89,800
7 Series 745e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $89,685 $95,900
7 Series 750i xDrive Sedan 17 24 $96,290 $103,000
7 Series ALPINA B7 xDrive Sedan 17 24 $133,675 $143,200
7 Series M760i xDrive Sedan 13 20 $147,255 $157,800

Pricing

Invoice Price

$81,312
$81,225

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$86,500
$86,800

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1442 / month
$1447 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

A worthy flagship, the 2021 Audi A8 is thoroughly modern and eminently comfortable. The 2021 BMW 7-Series has brash looks but brims with sophistication from behind the wheel.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 29 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

44.3 44.4

Front Leg Room (in)

41.5 41.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Head Room (in)

38.5 38.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.6 57.7

Front Head Room (in)

38.3 39.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.1 59.2

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

58.6 58.2

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.3 64.6

Wheelbase (in)

123.2 126.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.6 74.9

Track Width, Front (in)

64.7 63.4

Length, Overall (in)

208.7 207.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12.5 18.2

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)

13.8 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)

14.8 14.7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

21.7 20.6

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

42.2 42

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4773 4244

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

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

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

369 @ 1370 330 @ 1500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

335 @ 5000 335 @ 5500

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 22

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 29

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 3.36

Trans Order Code

DA 2TB

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.64

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.72

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 5.25

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.82

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.08 3.08

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 2.17

Trans Type

8 8

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.32

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.32 3.71

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A8 BMW 7 Series

Body Style

quattro LWB Sedan Sedan

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

8.5 7.2

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 180

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