Compare 2014 Tesla Model S vs 2014 Audi A8

2014 Tesla Model S
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4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $93,400
4-Door Sedan P85D N/A N/A N/A $119,000
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4-Door Sedan 3.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0T 18 28 $69,844 $75,100
4-Door Sedan 4.0T 17 28 $78,028 $83,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$69,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,900
$75,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1165 / month
$1252 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet. With TDI range and captivating connectivity, the 2014 Audi A8 adds very long-distance touring to its considerable portfolio of talents.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 18 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 115.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
195.9 202.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
116.5 117.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 40.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45YR19 P255/45HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H23
Front Tire Size
P245/45YR19 P255/45HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA H23
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4647 4365
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 9
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 325 @ 2900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5000 333 @ 5500
Engine Type
Electric Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement
- 3.0 L/183
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
97 -
Battery Range (mi)
208 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
94 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
95 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
8.28 4.71
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.73 3.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.11
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.28
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S Audi A8
Body Style
Sedan quattro Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 23.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 190
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.5 (Est)
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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