Compare 2021 Audi Q8 vs 2020 BMW X6

2021 Audi Q8
2020 BMW X6
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Premium 55 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q8 Premium 55 TFSI quattro 18 23 $64,108 $68,200
Q8 Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 18 23 $64,108 $68,200
Q8 Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 18 23 $64,108 $68,200
RS Q8 4.0 TFSI quattro 13 19 $107,632 $114,500
SQ8 Premium Plus 4.0 TFSI quattro 15 21 $83,848 $89,100
SQ8 Prestige 4.0 TFSI quattro 15 21 $83,848 $89,100
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M50i Sports Activity Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X6 M50i Sports Activity Coupe 16 22 $80,155 $85,650
X6 sDrive40i Sports Activity Coupe 21 26 $60,300 $64,300
X6 xDrive40i Sports Activity Coupe 20 26 $62,440 $66,600
X6 M Competition Sports Activity Coupe 13 18 $109,870 $117,600
X6 M Sports Activity Coupe 13 18 $101,500 $108,600

Pricing

Invoice Price

$64,108
$80,155

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$68,200
$85,650

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1137 / month
$1428 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
6.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Audi Q8 is an expansive–and expensive–full-size luxury crossover that doesn’t cut corners, it carves them. The 2020 BMW X6 is the humpback version of the X5.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 22 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.5 -

Second Leg Room (in)

40.2 -

Front Leg Room (in)

41.6 -

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.5 -

Front Head Room (in)

37.1 -

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.8 -

Length, Overall (in)

196.6 194.8

Height, Overall (in)

67.2 66.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

66.6 -

Wheelbase (in)

117.9 117.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.5 78.9

Track Width, Front (in)

66.1 -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

30.5 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

60.7 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

30.5 -

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

4-Wheel -

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.8 13.6

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

14.8 14.4

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.5 22.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

43.6 -

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P275/50HR20 P275/45HR20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA 258

Front Tire Size

P275/50HR20 P275/45HR20

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA 258

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4960 5115

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6471 -

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

20 X 9 20 X 9

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

20 X 9 20 X 9

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

380 -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

380 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 210

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

369 @ 2800 553 @ 1800

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/183 4.4 L/268

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

335 @ 5700 523 @ 5500

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Engine Oil Cooler

Regular Duty -

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 16

Transmission

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 0.64

Trans PTO Access

No -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.14 2.20

Trans Type

8 8

Transfer Case Power Take Off

No -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.31 1.32

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.48 4.00

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.20 3.52

Trans Order Code

X2 2TB

Transfer Case Model

None -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.72 1.72

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.00 5.50

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- 3.15

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi Q8 BMW X6

Body Code

S -

Body Style

quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Coupe

Suspension

Axle Type - Rear

Independent -

Suspension Type - Front

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Axle Type - Front

Independent -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

- Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

- Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.9 10.0

Vehicle

EPA Classification

- Standard SUV 4WD

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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