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2014 Audi A8 vs. 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A8 than the BMW ActiveHybrid 5. The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A8.

Convenience
The Audi A8 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW ActiveHybrid 5, making it more convenient to drive.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW ActiveHybrid 5, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A8 and the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A8 is much wider than the BMW ActiveHybrid 5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A8, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW ActiveHybrid 5.

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 ActiveHybrid 5.

Handling
The Audi A8 has a larger turning radius than the BMW ActiveHybrid 5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A8 has a much more powerful engine than the BMW ActiveHybrid 5. 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 ActiveHybrid 5. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi A8 as you will in the BMW ActiveHybrid 5.

Warranty
The Audi A8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW ActiveHybrid 5.

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2014 Audi
A8

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

2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 5

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MSRP*: $61,400
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,850 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 13 - 24 23
Highway MPG: 21 - 36 --
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $69,844 - $126,388 $56,490

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