Compare 2009 BMW 7-Series vs 2009 Audi A8

2009 BMW 7-Series
2009 Audi A8
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4-Door Sedan 750i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 750i 15 22 $73,875 $80,300
4-Door Sedan 750Li 14 21 $77,465 $84,200
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 16 23 $68,867 $74,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,875
$68,867
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$80,300
$74,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1338 / month
$1234 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
A less radical shape does wonders for the 2009 BMW 7-Series' appeal, though the dense layers of electronics require some patience and practice. The 2009 Audi A8 and A8 L are nimble, refined luxury sedans that still stand out from the crowd.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 37.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106 114.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.72
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 199.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 115.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 74.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 14.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x - TBD - 14.2 x 1.34
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)
14.5 x - TBD - 12.2 x 0.87
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P245/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA P245/40HR18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 P245/40HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4564 4321
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 190
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
400 @ 5500-6400 350 @ 6800
Engine Type
Twin-Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
DI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
450 @ 1800-4500 325 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 4.2L/254
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.32
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Audi A8
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Adaptive Air
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integral-V NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Adaptive Air
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4

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