Compare 2013 Audi A8 vs 2013 Lexus LS vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2013 Audi A8
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2013 Lexus LS
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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 4.0L 18 28 $81,096 $87,200
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 6.3L 13 21 $125,087 $134,500
S8 4-Door Sedan 15 26 $102,300 $110,000
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS 460 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $68,939 $74,935
LS 460 4-Door Sedan L AWD 16 23 $75,235 $81,775
LS 460 4-Door Sedan L RWD 16 24 $72,028 $78,290
LS 460 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $66,232 $71,990
LS 600h L 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 19 23 $110,316 $119,910
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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
$68,939
$86,490

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$72,200
$74,935
$93,000

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1203 / month
$1249 / month
$1550 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

9.0
8.6
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 new F Sport turns up the heat just a little bit, but you'll still savor the 2013 Lexus LS more for its interior appointments and luxurious long-distance comfort than for its performance. 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 16 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

28 mpg 23 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Midsize cars Large

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

- TBD - 55.5 60.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.1 58.5 59.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- TBD - 103.0 109.000

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 38.0 38.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.8 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)

37.7 35.8 42.3

Front Head Room (in)

37.2 38.0 37.8

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

64.7 63.6 63.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.1 5.75

Length, Overall (in)

202.2 200.0 206.5

Height, Overall (in)

57.5 58.1 58.0

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.4 63.6 63.2

Wheelbase (in)

117.8 116.9 124.6

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.7 73.8 73.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.2 18.0 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 - 13.1 x - TBD - 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 - 14.0 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.25

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

23.8 22.2 23.8

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.1 14.9 17.83

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.4 37.4 40.0

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 3.1 2.8

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

H23 NA NA

Front Tire Size

P255/45R19 P235/50R18 P255/45R18

Spare Tire Size

Compact P235/50R18 - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

H23 NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P255/45R19 P235/50R18 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 4652 4784

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 x 9.0 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 18 x 7.5 - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 x 9.0 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

11.5 - TBD - - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

92 - TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

190 100 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

325 @ 2900 347 @ 4100 455 @ 2400

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

3.0L/182 4.6L/281 3.0L/182

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

333 @ 5500 360 @ 6400 240 @ 3600

Engine Type

Supercharged Gas V6 Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 23 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 16 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 18 25

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.106 1.863 1.92

Trans Type

8 8 7

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.285 1.231 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.317 2.176 3.42

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.667 0.685 -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.143 2.724 2.86

Trans Order Code

NA NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.204 3.133 3.07

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.667 1.464 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.000 1.000 0.82

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.839 0.824 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.714 4.596 4.38

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A8 Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA N/A - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link Independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA N/A - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

5-Link Multi-Link Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- TBD - 4 5

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.0 10.2 8.5

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