Compare 2013 Audi A8 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2013 Audi A8
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 S400 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S400 Hybrid 19 25 $85,886 $92,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,490 $93,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 15 25 $88,350 $95,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 15 24 $91,140 $98,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S63 AMG 15 23 $130,200 $140,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S600 12 19 $149,079 $160,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S65 AMG 12 19 $197,160 $212,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,146
$85,886
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,200
$92,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1203 / month
$1539 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
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. 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 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 109.000
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 16.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.25
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
H23 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R19 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
H23 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4398 4630
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
92 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 284 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 295 @ 6000
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.106 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.317 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 2.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.667 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.204 2.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.667 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5

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