Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2014 Audi A8

2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2014 Audi A8
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4-Door Sedan RWD S550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S63 AMG 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
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4-Door Sedan 3.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0T 18 28 $69,844 $75,100
4-Door Sedan 4.0T 17 28 $78,028 $83,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$86,397
$69,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,900
$75,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1548 / month
$1252 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes an emotional appeal for its claim as the best sedan in the world, and we're feeling it. With TDI range and captivating connectivity, the 2014 Audi A8 adds very long-distance touring to its considerable portfolio of talents.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 59.1
Second Leg Room (in)
43 38.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 115.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 202.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.8 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
124.6 117.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 -
Brakes
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 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 40.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P255/45HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H23
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P255/45HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA H23
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4729 4365
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 190
Engine
Displacement
4.7 L/285 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
449 @ 5250 333 @ 5500
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1800 325 @ 2900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Audi A8
Body Style
Sedan quattro Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 (Est) 8.5 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (Est) -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.2

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