Compare 2010 Audi A8 vs 2010 Lexus LS vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2010 Audi A8
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2010 Lexus LS
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2010 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $69,331 $74,550
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $72,912 $78,400
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS 460 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $61,325 $68,905
LS 460 4-Door Sedan L AWD 16 23 $66,260 $74,450
LS 460 4-Door Sedan L RWD 16 24 $63,122 $70,925
LS 460 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $58,186 $65,380
LS 600h L 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 20 22 $96,832 $108,800
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4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD 19 25 $81,794 $87,950
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 14 21 $87,978 $94,600
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 15 23 $85,188 $91,600
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 11 17 $139,221 $149,700
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG RWD 11 18 $124,202 $133,550
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 65 AMG RWD 11 17 $187,070 $201,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,331
$61,325
$81,794
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,550
$68,905
$87,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1243 / month
$1148 / month
$1466 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Audi A8 and A8 L wear its subtle suit well-and outhandles some of its more exotic-looking competition. The 2010 Lexus LS range spans Sport and Hybrid models, but consistently delivers stellar ride and assembly quality-with driving pleasure placed on hold. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class goes from exclusive to earth-friendly to exotically fast-in just a couple hundred thousand dollars.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.7 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.4 60.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 35.8 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 38.0 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.5 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.5 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
114.9 - TBD - 105.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.0 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 58.1 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 63.6 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
121.0 116.9 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 73.8 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 63.6 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.72 5.3 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
199.3 199.2 206.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.6 18.0 19.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 0.87 13.1 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.34 14.0 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 22.2 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.3-3.7 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 11.7-18.4 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 36.1 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P255/40HR19 P235/50R18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
HT2 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
HT2 NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40HR19 P235/50R18 P255/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
HT2 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40HR19 P235/50R18 P255/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4409 4730 4474
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 7.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
350 @ 6800 357 @ 6400 295 combined
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
FSI SFI/DI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 3500 344 @ 4100 284 combined
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 4.6L/281 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.18 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.72 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.13 2.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.46 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.60 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.86 1.92
Trans Type
6 8 7
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.23 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Adaptive Air Air Four-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Adaptive Air Air Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 10.4 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4 5

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