Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2013 Audi A8

2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2013 Audi A8
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$85,886
$67,146
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,350
$72,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1539 / month
$1203 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. Peerless cabins, advanced connectivity, and athletic road feel give the 2013 Audi A8 a few weapons in its battle with the luxosedan titans.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
42.3 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
60.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.000 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
60.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.75 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 202.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
124.6 117.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 13.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.25 14.0 x - TBD -
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)
11.8 x 0.9 13.0 x - TBD -
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
17.83 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R18 P255/45R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H23
Front Tire Size
P255/45R18 P255/45R19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA H23
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)
4630 4398
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 92
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 190
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
284 @ 2400-5000 325 @ 2900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6000 333 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Supercharged Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.000
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.839
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.714
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.106
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.285
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.317
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.143
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.23 3.204
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.667
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.667
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Audi A8
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - TBD -

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