Compare 2013 Audi A8 vs 2013 Lexus LS 460 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2013 Audi A8
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2013 Lexus LS 460
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2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 28 $67,146 $72,200
4-Door Sedan 4.0L 18 28 $75,238 $80,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $66,232 $71,990
4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $68,939 $74,935
4-Door Sedan RWD L 16 24 $72,028 $78,290
4-Door Sedan AWD L 16 23 $75,235 $81,775
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 400 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 400 Hybrid 19 25 $85,886 $92,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,490 $93,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 15 25 $88,350 $95,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 15 24 $91,140 $98,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 63 AMG 15 23 $130,200 $140,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 600 12 19 $149,079 $160,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S 65 AMG 12 19 $197,160 $212,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,146
$66,232
$85,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,200
$71,990
$92,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1203 / month
$1200 / month
$1539 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.6
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Peerless cabins, advanced connectivity, and athletic road feel give the 2013 Audi A8 a few weapons in its battle with the luxosedan titans. The new F Sport turns up the heat just a little bit, but you'll still savor the 2013 Lexus LS more for its interior appointments and luxurious long-distance comfort than for its performance. Covering its wide range of performance personalities, all with superb comfort and some of the world's top in-car tech, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class is one model you'll be as happy to be in as to be seen in.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.5 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 103.0 109.000
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.0 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.7 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.4 60.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 35.8 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.0 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.5 60.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 200.0 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.1 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.8 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 116.9 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 73.8 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.6 63.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 18.0 16.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.25
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 22.2 23.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 14.9 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 35.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45R19 P235/50R18 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/50R18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
H23 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19 P235/50R18 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
H23 NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4398 4233 4630
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.5 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
92 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 100 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 4.6L/281 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 386 @ 6400 295 @ 6000
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Gas V8 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 367 @ 4100 284 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.106 1.863 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 1.231 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.317 2.176 3.42
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.667 0.685 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 2.724 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.204 2.937 2.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.667 1.464 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.000 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 0.824 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714 4.596 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Multi-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 9.6 8.7

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