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Compare Audi A7 C7 [2.8 FSI CVT] vs Audi A8 D3 [3.0 CVT] vs Audi S8 D4 [S8]

Reviews

Neo score
62%
77%
86%
Pros
  • Interesting range of V6 engines
  • Good ZF 8HP transmission
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Glorious 4.2 TDI and W12 engine options
  • Much improved ZF 6HP transmission
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Much more modern inside
  • Rather good styling
  • Powerful V8TT engine
  • Great suspension setup
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • No manual transmission offered
  • CVT for FWD models to be avoided
  • Less interior space than the A6
  • Unreliable range of FSI engines
  • Adoption of CVT for FWD
  • Questionable long-term reliability

Price

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Variants

2.8 FSI CVT
2.8 FSI quattro DCT
3.0 BiTDI quattro AT
3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro AT
3.0 TDI CVT
3.0 TDI quattro DCT
3.0 TDI quattro DCT
3.0 TFSI 300PS quattro DCT
3.0 TFSI 310PS quattro DCT
3.0 CVT
3.0 CVT LWB
3.0 TDI DPF quattro AT LWB
3.0 TDI PDF quattro AT
3.0 TDI quattro AT
3.2 FSI CVT
3.2 FSI CVT LWB
3.2 FSI quattro AT
3.7 V8 quattro AT
4.0 TDI quattro AT
4.0 TDI quattro AT LWB
4.2 BiTDI quattro AT LWB
4.2 BiTDI quattro DPF AT
4.2 FSI quattro AT
4.2 FSI quattro AT LWB
4.2 quattro AT
4.2 quattro AT LWB
6.0 W12 quattro AT
6.0 W12 quattro AT LWB
S8
S8 Plus

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
535 L / 18.9 cu-ft ~ 1390 L / 49.1 cu-ft
500 L / 17.7 cu-ft
520 L / 18.4 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
11.5 L / 12.2 qt
12.6 L / 13.3 qt
14.8 L / 15.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
6.8 L / 7.2 qt
6.3 L / 6.7 qt
8.7 L / 9.2 qt
Fuel Capacity
65.0 L / 17.2 gal
90.0 L / 23.8 gal
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
550 kg / 1213 lbs
600 kg / 1323 lbs
600 kg / 1323 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Multi-link
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Tire Size
255/45 R18
235/60 R16
265/40 R20
Turning Circle
11.9 m / 39.0 ft
12.1 m / 39.7 ft
12.3 m / 40.3 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door Sedan
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
120 mm / 4.7 in
Size | Height
1420 mm / 55.9 in
1444 mm / 56.9 in
1458 mm / 57.4 in
Size | Length
4969 mm / 195.6 in
5051 mm / 198.9 in
5147 mm / 202.6 in
Size | Width
1911 mm / 75.2 in
1894 mm / 74.6 in
1949 mm / 76.7 in | 2111 mm / 83.1 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1644.0 mm / 64.7 in
1629.0 mm / 64.1 in
1632.0 mm / 64.3 in
Track Width | Rear
1635.0 mm / 64.4 in
1615.0 mm / 63.6 in
1623.0 mm / 63.9 in
Weight
1660.0 kg / 3659.7 lbs
1670.0 kg / 3681.7 lbs
1990.0 kg / 4387.2 lbs
Wheel Size
8.5J x 18
7.5J x 16
9.0J x 20
Wheelbase
2914 mm / 114.7 in
2944 mm / 115.9 in
2994 mm / 117.9 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.9 sec
7.9 sec
4.1 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.5 sec
7.5 sec
3.9 sec
CO2 Emission
172 g/km
230 g/km
225 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.29
0.27
0.28
Fuel Economy
7.4 L/100km / 31.8 MPG (combined) | 9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (urban) | 6.1 L/100km / 38.6 MPG (highway)
9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (combined) | 13.7 L/100km / 17.2 MPG (urban) | 7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (highway)
9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (combined) | 13.6 L/100km / 17.3 MPG (urban) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
235.0 km/h / 146.0 mph
242.0 km/h / 150.4 mph
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1900 kg / 4189 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1900 kg / 4189 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 5
Euro 4
Euro 6
Engine
CHVA, CNYA
ASN
CTFA
Engine | Bore
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
12.0:1
10.5:1
9.3:1
Engine | Displacement
2.8 L / 169.2 cu-in / 2773.0 cc
3.0 L / 181.6 cu-in / 2976.0 cc
4.0 L / 243.7 cu-in / 3993.0 cc
Engine | Power
204.0 hp / 152.1 kW @ 5250-6500 rpm
220.0 hp / 164.1 kW @ 6300 rpm
520.0 hp / 387.8 kW @ 5800 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
73.6 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
73.9 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
130.2 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
82.4 mm / 3.2 in
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque
280 Nm / 206.5 lb-ft @ 3000-5000 rpm
300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 1700-5500 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Multitronic
Multitronic
Automatic ZF 8HP

Production

Availability
2010 ~ 2014
2003 ~ 2005
2012 ~ 2015
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