Comparison - Audi SQ8 TFSI 2021 - vs - BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
95,000
Updated: 
12 Nov 2020
$
139,350
Updated: 
11 Oct 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
20.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Carrara White
#ECECEA
Night Black
#0C0C0C
Dragon Orange metallic
#DF7F19
Galaxy Blue metallic
#11556E
Matador Red metallic
#B4373C
Navarra Blue metallic
#37459C
Vicuna Beige metallic
#BEB9A9
Daytona Gray pearl
#8E8F91
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Florette Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Color: 
ALPINA Blue Metallic
#2b2f55
ALPINA Green Metallic
#0d5655
Almandine Brown Metallic
#3c332c
Magellan Gray Metallic
#7e807d
Ruby Black Metallic
#352a30
Alpine White
#fafafa
Glacier Silver Metallic
#c8c8c8
Mineral White Metallic
#eaeaea
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Azurite Black Metallic
#000d31
Moonstone Metallic
#999a94

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

No significant changes for 2021.

Pros
Turbocharged 500-hp V8 moves the SQ8 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
Surprisingly comfortable given its performance bent
Stylish, distinctive exterior

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Driver's seat has few adjustments
Limited interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

For its sophomore year, the SQ8 soldiers on with only one change: It now comes standard with a built-in toll-road-payment transmission feature.Upgrading to the Prestige trim costs $5500 but adds a host of driver-assistance and luxury features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a head-up display with navigation guidance, fancier LED exterior lighting elements, soft-close doors, headlamp washers, heated rear seats, and power rear sunshades. If none of that sounds particularly important to you, save the cash and go with the Premium Plus. All SQ8 models come with the best performance-enhancing features Audi can throw at them, so no matter which one you choose, you're getting the same driving experience.

PROS
Powerful V-8 engine,
high-quality interior trimmings,
aggressive exterior design.

CONS
Some may regret not going with the RS Q8,
braking performance could be better,
thirsty powertrain.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Sports-car fast
Posh and spacious interior
Plenty of infotainment tech

Cons
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Cheaper Q8 50TDI makes more sense
Petrol-powered alternatives are more dramatic

By: 
carwow.co.uk

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Pros
Smooth yet ridiculous acceleration
Prestige and exclusivity from low volume and overall distinctiveness
Opulent and spacious back seats

Cons
Subscription-based Apple CarPlay support
Rear seats don't fold down
Only available in just one configuration

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
4.40L
Torque: 
568ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
590ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
500hp
at 5 500rpm
591hp
at 5 750rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
43.60Feet
42.30Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
leather and alloy steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
tilt and telescopic steering wheel
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
heated steering wheel
extended cabin heating/cooling

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.60in
206.70in
Width: 
78.50in
74.90in
Height: 
67.20in
58.70in
Ground Clearance: 
5.60in
Front Track: 
66.10in
Rear Track: 
66.60in
Wheel Base: 
117.90in
126.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.10
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
41.60in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
40.20in
44.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
59.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in
57.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.70cu.ft
18.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.50cu.ft
18.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5324.00lbs
4820.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Center and rear limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
hands-free entry
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
8-way power lumbar for front seats
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
14 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
premium leather
multi-level heating driver seat
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
14 -way power driver seat
massaging
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
driver seat thigh extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Sliding rear seats with 40/20/40 split folding seatbacks and adjustable recline
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
folding with pass-thru center armrest
rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback
multi-level heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Audi S-tuned adaptive air suspension
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
four-wheel independent suspension, Front and rear stabilizer bar,

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
17 Total Speakers
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
730 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
harman/kardon premium brand speakers
16 total speakers
600 watts stereo output
speed sensitive volume control
2 subwoofer(s)
USB with external media control
USB connection
surround audio surround audio (discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED Headlamp
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 in
20 X 10.0 In.
Wheels more: 
all-season tires
10-V-spoke S design bi-color finish wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
295/35R20 tires
20 x 10.0 in. wheels
Performance tires
alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp
Rear door child safety locks
cornering lights
Turn signal mirrors
stability control
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
auto delay off headlamps
tire pressure monitoring
pre-collision safety system
brake drying
self-leveling headlights
emergency braking preparation
front fog/driving lights
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
child seat anchors
Emergency braking assist
adaptive headlights
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
LED headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Prestige
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Luxury Package
S Sport Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Parking Assistance Package
Interior Design Package
Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package
Luxury Rear Seating Package
Exterior Options: 
22" 5 Twin-Spoke V Design Forged Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
Audi Black Rings And Badges Kit
22" Summer Tires
Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof
20" ALPINA CLASSIC Wheels w/All-Season Tires
21" ALPINA CLASSIC Wheels w/Performance Tires
Shadowline Exterior Trim
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi S Beam-Front And Rear Doors
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Night Vision Assistant
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package
Ambient Air Package
Anthracite Headliner
Alcantara Headliner in Upholstery Color
Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554
Color: 
Cognac Nappa, premium leather
#9c745b
Caramel/Black Full Merino, premium leather
#967957
Smoke White/Black Full Merino, premium leather
#d3d0cb
Zagora Beige Nappa, premium leather
#afa08d
Canberra Beige Nappa, premium leather
#d9d3c7
Mocha Nappa, premium leather
#5a5653
Tartufo Full Merino, premium leather
#967957
Cashmere Beige/Black Full Merino, premium leather
#d8d2c6
Black Full Merino, premium leather
#000000
Fiona Red/Black Full Merino, premium leather
#8d5448
Black Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Ivory White/Black Nappa, premium leather
#cfceca