Compare 2017 BMW 7-Series vs 2017 Audi A8 L

2017 BMW 7-Series
2017 Audi A8 L
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Sedan 740i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 740i 21 29 $76,295 $81,500
Sedan 740i xDrive 19 28 $79,085 $84,500
Plug-In Hybrid 740e xDrive iPerformance N/A N/A $83,365 $89,100
Sedan 750i 17 26 $88,480 $94,600
Sedan 750i xDrive 16 25 $91,270 $97,600
Sedan ALPINA B7 xDrive 16 24 $127,910 $137,000
Sedan M760i xDrive 13 20 $143,535 $153,800
3.0 TFSI
Pricing
Invoice Price
$76,295
$76,725
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,500
$82,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1358 / month
$1375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 BMW 7-Series has a deceivingly conservative wrapper for its radically reengineered underpinnings and tech-centric cabin.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
44.4 42.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 121.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
126.4 122.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
206.6 207.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.2 14.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.5 14
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)
14.7 15
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 21.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 41.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P255/45HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P255/45HR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4195 4464
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 190
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5200 333 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 1380 325 @ 2900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.67
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.14
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Summary
Body Style
Sedan quattro LWB Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 7 Series Audi A8 L
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 8.1

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