Compare 2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2014 Audi A8

2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2014 Audi A8
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 17 26 $87,792 $94,400
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $87,792 $94,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 16 26 $90,582 $97,400
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC S 550 16 24 $111,507 $119,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 63 AMG 15 23 $131,549 $141,450
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC S 63 AMG 15 23 $149,637 $160,900
4-Door Sedan RWD S 600 13 21 $155,217 $166,900
4-Door Sedan RWD S 65 AMG 13 20 $206,460 $222,000
2-Door Coupe RWD S 65 AMG 13 20 $214,737 $230,900
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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
$87,792
$69,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$94,400
$75,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1573 / month
$1252 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the addition of a beautiful, expressive new Coupe, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no longer just the best sedan in the world; it's now a family of flagship models. 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
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
43 38.7
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 Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 115.1
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 202.2
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 190
Engine
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
Displacement
4.7 L/285 3.0 L/183
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
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
427 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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan quattro Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Audi A8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.5 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.2

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