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2014 Audi A8 2014 BMW 7-Series 2014 Porsche Panamera
4dr Sdn 3.0T
  • 4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn 3.0T
  • 4dr Sdn 3.0T
  • 4dr Sdn 3.0L TDI
  • 4dr Sdn 4.0T
  • 4dr Sdn 4.0T
Sedan
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  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
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  • Sedan
4dr HB
  • 4dr HB GTS
  • 4dr HB 4S Executive
  • 4dr HB Turbo
  • 4dr HB Turbo Executive
  • 4dr HB Turbo S
  • 4dr HB Turbo S Executive
  • 4dr HB
  • 4dr HB 4
  • 4dr HB S
  • 4dr HB 4S
  • 4dr HB S e-Hybrid

Prices

MSRP $75,100 $74,000 $78,100
Invoice $69,844 $68,080 $0
Avg. Paid $71,401 $68,530 $75,679

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.5 8.8
Critics' Rating 8.7 8.6 8.8
Performance 8.7 8.2 8.8
Interior 8.9 8.3 8.5
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 3.5 3.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Exceptional interior quality
  • A8L TDI’s outstanding fuel economy
  • Athletic handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Strong engine choices
  • Comfortable cruising at high speeds
  • Vast rear-seat space
  • Potent acceleration with any engine
  • Athletic handling
  • First-rate interior materials
Cons
  • Small trunk
  • Mediocre rearward visibility
  • Less engaging to drive than some rivals
  • Nondescript interior trim
  • Button-heavy center stack
  • Limited rear-seat headroom

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 3.0 L/183 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 3.0 L/182 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.6 L/220
MPG 18 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 117.8 120.9 115
Length, Overall (in) 202.2 199.8 197.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.7 74.9 76
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 58.3 55.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4365 4344 3902

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard Standard Standard
Power Liftgate Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
All Wheel Steering Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 115.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 40.6 38
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.2 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 59.2 51.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 38.5 38.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 38.4 33.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.4 51.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 44.6
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.2 17.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Standard Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Standard Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Cooled Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Optional
Seat Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Night Vision Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Optional
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Supercharged Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.0 L/183 3.0 L/182 3.6 L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 333 @ 5500 315 @ 5800 310 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 325 @ 2900 332 @ 1300 295 @ 3750
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 40.4 40 39.3

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 21.1 21.1

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard Standard Optional
Air Suspension Standard Optional
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard Standard