Compare 2021 Audi A8 vs 2021 BMW 7-Series

2021 Audi A8
2021 BMW 7-Series
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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 L 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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2021 Audi A8
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2021 BMW 7-Series
  • 2022 BMW 7-Series available; 2021s sold out
  • Lease: From $999 for 36 months
  • Rebate: $3,000 loyalty discount
  • Financing: From 0.9% APR for 60 months

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