Compare 2013 Audi A8 vs 2013 BMW 7-Series vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2013 Audi A8
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2013 BMW 7-Series
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2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 28 $67,146 $72,200
A8 4-Door Sedan 4.0L 18 28 $75,238 $80,900
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 28 $73,007 $78,500
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 6.3L 13 21 $125,087 $134,500
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4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD 19 28 $71,390 $77,600
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li xDrive AWD 19 28 $74,150 $80,600
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD 19 28 $67,710 $73,600
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li RWD 16 24 $83,260 $90,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li xDrive AWD 16 24 $86,020 $93,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD 17 25 $79,855 $86,800
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i xDrive AWD 16 24 $82,615 $89,800
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 760Li RWD 13 20 $129,445 $140,700
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB RWD 16 24 $121,440 $132,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive AWD 16 24 $124,200 $135,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB RWD 16 24 $117,850 $128,100
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive AWD 16 24 $120,610 $131,100
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 7 L RWD 22 30 $77,555 $84,300
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4-Door Sedan S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 21 31 $86,490 $93,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD 19 25 $85,886 $92,350
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 15 24 $91,140 $98,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 15 25 $88,350 $95,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 12 19 $149,079 $160,300
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG RWD 15 23 $130,200 $140,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 65 AMG RWD 12 19 $197,160 $212,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,146
$71,390
$86,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,200
$77,600
$93,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1203 / month
$1293 / month
$1550 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Peerless cabins, advanced connectivity, and athletic road feel give the 2013 Audi A8 a few weapons in its battle with the luxosedan titans. The 2013 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally fleet-footed for such a spacious, luxurious, and technologically advanced car. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 60.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.2 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 115 109.000
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.9 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.6 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 60.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 44.3 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.8 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.4 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8 5.75
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 205.3 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.3 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 65.0 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 126.4 124.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.9 73.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 17.7 16.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.6 x 0.9 11.8 x 0.9
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)
14.0 x - TBD - 14.7 x 1.4 13.2 x 1.25
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.7 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 17.100 17.83
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.7 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - NA 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
H23 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R19 P245/50R18 P255/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
H23 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19 P245/50R18 P255/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4398 4350 4784
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.5 10.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
92 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 210 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 330 @ 1300-4500 455 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/182 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 315 @ 5800 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I6 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 0.839 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714 4.714 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.106 2.106 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 1.285 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.317 3.295 3.42
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.667 0.667 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 3.143 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.204 3.077 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.667 1.667 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Integral-V Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD - 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 8.3 8.5

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