Compare 2001 Audi A8 vs 2001 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2001 Audi A8
2001 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 4.2L Quattro AWD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 4.2L Quattro AWD Automatic 17 25 $54,981 $62,200
A8 4-Door Sedan 4.2L Quattro AWD LWB Automatic 17 25 $59,997 $67,900
S8 4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD Automatic 15 21 $64,045 $72,500
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $65,844 $70,800
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $73,424 $78,950
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.0L 15 23 $106,020 $114,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG 16 22 $91,140 $98,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,981
$65,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,200
$70,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1037 / month
$1180 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 59.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 59.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 105.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
198.2 203.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 121.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 73.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.6 15.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x .40 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x .98 13.1 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.7 23
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.2 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR16 225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/60HR16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR16 225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4068 4090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6200 275 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
302 @ 3000 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/255 4.3L/260
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.91 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Track-Rod w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar

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