Compare 2014 Audi S8 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2014 Audi S8
2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 15 26 $104,627 $112,500
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4-Door Sedan RWD E 250 BlueTEC Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 28 45 $47,802 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 250 BlueTEC Sport 28 45 $47,802 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 21 30 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 21 30 $48,267 $51,900
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 21 30 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 27 42 $50,127 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 250 BlueTEC Sport 27 42 $50,127 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 21 29 $50,592 $54,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 21 29 $50,592 $54,400
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E 350 21 29 $50,871 $54,700
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E 400 Sport 24 30 $52,731 $56,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 26 $54,498 $58,600
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 26 $54,498 $58,600
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 18 26 $54,870 $59,000
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 19 28 $55,986 $60,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 17 26 $57,102 $61,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 17 26 $62,589 $67,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 63 AMG 16 23 $86,276 $92,770
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 63 AMG S-Model 16 23 $92,786 $99,770
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 63 AMG 15 21 $95,204 $102,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$104,627
$47,802
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$112,500
$51,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1875 / month
$857 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
What, me worry? The Mercedes-Benz E-Class reasserts its alpha status with a tighter forehead, a greener turbodiesel, and a pair of all-wheel-drive AMGs.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 45 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 35.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 73
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.7 12.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 36.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
HW4 NA
Front Tire Size
P265/35YR21 P245/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
HW4 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/35YR21 P245/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4685 4200
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
21 X 9 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
21 X 9 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
481 @ 5500 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0 L/244 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
520 @ 6000 195 @ 3800
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Diesel I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 45
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.23
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi S8 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.5 (Est) 6.2 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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