2018 BMW 740i v. 2018 Audi A8 L

Are you shopping for a sedan that offers an elite balance of luxury and performance? If that is the case, then you are probably going to choose either the 2018 BMW 740i or the 2018 Audi A8 L. These are a couple of the most well-liked luxury sedans on the market today, as they share some qualities. This is why choosing between these two vehicles can be quite the difficult task when you're shopping around. Allow your local BMW dealer, Karl Knauz BMW, to help you figure out which of these two vehicles best fits what you and your family need. We have done our research on both the 2018 BMW 740i and 2018 Audi A8 L to help you find which one of these luxury sedans best fits what you're going to need.


Fuel economy is one of the most important factors when you're shopping for a new vehicle. When shopping luxury brands, keep in mind that the 2018 BMW 740i gets 21 MPG in the city, 29 MPG on the highway and 24 combined MPG. This is an improvement over the fuel economy of the Audi A8 L, which is 19 MPG in the city, 29 MPG on the highway and 22 combined MPG. The BMW 740i also has an advantage when it comes to torque, boasting 332 lb.-ft. of torque while the 2018 Audi A8 L tops out a 325 lb.-ft. at a much higher 2,900 RPM. The 2018 BMW 740i has a few features that you can't find in the Audi A8, including a standard folding rear seat for more cargo room and an optional rear DVD entertainment system, both of which are unavailable in this Audi model.

When it comes to size, you'll find that the 2018 BMW 740i has the advantage over the 2018 Audi A8 L in many aspects. When you measure the wheelbase of each of these models, you'll find that the wheelbase of the BMW 740i measures in at 126.4 inches while the Audi A8 L's wheelbase is slightly smaller at 122.9 inches wide. The 2018 BMW 740i is 85.4 inches wide and 58.2 inches tall, which is larger than the 2018 Audi A8 L, measuring in at 83.1 inches wide and 57.9 inches high. You can also count on 39.9 inches of front headroom and 44.4 inches of rear legroom in this BMW, out measuring the 37.2 inches of front headroom and 42.9 inches of rear legroom in this Audi. Come into your BMW Chicago destination, Karl Knauz BMW, and test drive the 2018 BMW 740i to fall in love with the way this luxury sedan drives.


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