Compare 2014 Audi A8 L vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2014 Audi A8 L
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 3.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0T 18 28 $73,284 $78,800
4-Door Sedan 3.0L TDI 24 36 $76,727 $82,500
4-Door Sedan 4.0T 16 26 $81,468 $87,600
4-Door Sedan 6.3L 13 21 $126,388 $135,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 63 AMG 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$73,284
$86,397
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,800
$92,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1313 / month
$1548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes an emotional appeal for its claim as the best sedan in the world, and we're feeling it.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 59.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.7
Second Leg Room (in)
42.9 43
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.9
Length, Overall (in)
207.4 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
122.9 124.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 40
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P255/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
H23 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P255/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
H23 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4464 4729
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 449 @ 5250
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 516 @ 1800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 (Est) 9.1 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5.0 (Est)

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