Compare 2021 Audi A8 vs 2021 BMW 7-Series vs 2021 Lexus LS

2021 Audi A8
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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
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LS 500 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS LS 500 AWD 17 27 $72,911 $79,250
LS LS 500 F SPORT AWD 17 27 $76,223 $82,850
LS LS 500 F SPORT RWD 18 29 $73,232 $79,600
LS LS 500 RWD 18 29 $69,920 $76,000
LS LS 500h AWD 23 29 $86,251 $93,750
LS LS 500h RWD 25 33 $83,260 $90,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$81,312
$81,225
$72,911
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$86,500
$86,800
$79,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1442 / month
$1447 / month
$1321 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
7.4
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. Though not perfect, the 2021 Lexus LS is a sublime hauler that’s exceptionally comfortable and thrills with its details.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 44.4 38.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.4 41
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.9 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.7 56.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.9 37.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.2 58.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - 99.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 55.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 58.2 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.3 64.6 64.3
Wheelbase (in)
123.2 126.4 123
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.6 74.9 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.4 64.3
Length, Overall (in)
208.7 207.4 206.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 18.2 16.9
Brakes
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)
13.8 14.5 13.1
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)
14.8 14.7 14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 20.6 21.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 42 39.4
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 P245/50VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P245/50VR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4773 4244 4905
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
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 1370 330 @ 1500 442 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183 3.5 L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5000 335 @ 5500 416 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29 27
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.36 3.15
Trans Order Code
DA 2TB NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.64 0.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.72 1.88
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.19
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.25 4.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.08 2.76
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.17 2.35
Trans Type
8 8 10
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.32 1.46
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.71 5.17
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L BMW 7 Series Lexus LS
Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan Sedan Sedan
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 Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.2 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180 -
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