Compare 2000 Audi A8 vs 2000 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2000 Audi A8
2000 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 24 $54,805 $62,000
4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro AWD LWB 17 24 $59,997 $67,900
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 17 24 $64,821 $69,700
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $72,400 $77,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,805
$64,821
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,000
$69,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1033 / month
$1162 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 59.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 105.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 59.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 121.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
198.2 203.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.6 15.4
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x .98 13.1 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x .40 11.8 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.7 23
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.2 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR16 225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR16 225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/60R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4068 4090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
302 @ 3000 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/255 4.3L/260
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6200 275 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.91 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Track-Rod w/Stabilizer Bar

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