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2014 Audi A8 vs. 2015 BMW 740 Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi A8 than in the BMW 740, due to the Audi A8's smaller rear head- and legroom. The BMW 740 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A8.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A8 as you will with the BMW 740, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi A8 is somewhat more expensive than the BMW 740. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Audi A8 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the BMW 740.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A8 is much wider than the BMW 740, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Audi A8 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 740.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi A8 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the BMW 740.

Handling
The Audi A8 has about the same turning radius as the BMW 740, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A8 has a much more powerful engine than the BMW 740. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A8 and the BMW 740. The Audi A8 has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 740, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Audi A8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 740.

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2014 Audi
A8

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MSRP*: $75,100 - $135,900

2015 BMW
740

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MSRP*: $74,000 - $82,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,850 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 13 - 24 19
Highway MPG: 21 - 36 28 - 29
Engine(s): 500-hp, 6.3-liter W-12 (premium), V-6, V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $69,844 - $126,388 $68,080 - $75,900

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