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Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
Top 65%507 points
Top 65%
Top 63%534 points
Top 63%
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Tesla Model S 90D (2016) vs Audi S8 (2014): 31 facts in comparison

1. Has a rear-view camera

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
62% have it

2. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
658Nm
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm
481Nm

3. Has four-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
21% have it

4. Has smart key as standard

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
48% have it

5. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
417hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp
520hp

6. Has in-car system

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
65% have it

7. Has Stop-Start system

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
33% have it

8. Has regenerative braking

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
15% have it

9. Is an electric car

An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
10% have it

10. Has a turbocharged engine

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
38% have it

11. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
894l
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014): 3448l
374l

12. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
986mm
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ (2014): 1.09m
945mm

13. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
2
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (2017): 2
1

14. Has stolen vehicle tracking system

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
24% have it

15. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
80% have it

16. shorter length

158mm shorter length.
4.98m
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m
5.14m

17. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
90% have it

18. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
8
Tesla Model X 75D (2016): 12
10

19. Has dual-clutch transmission

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
7% have it

20. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.96m
Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014): 3.7m
2.99m

21. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Tesla Model S 90D (2016)
Audi S8 (2014)
83% have it

22. faster top speed

The fastest speed that the car can reach.
249km/h
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 447km/h
249km/h

23. more headroom (rear)

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.
897mm
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (2014): 1.94m
993mm

24. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
11.3m
Scion iQ2 (2014): 4.2m
12.3m

25. longer basic warranty (km)

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
80467km
Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014): 96561km
80000km

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