Compare 2014 Audi A8 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2014 Audi A8
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 3.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 3.0T 18 28 $69,844 $75,100
A8 4-Door Sedan 4.0T 17 28 $78,028 $83,900
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0L TDI 24 36 $76,727 $82,500
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0T 18 28 $73,284 $78,800
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 6.3L 13 21 $126,388 $135,900
S8 4-Door Sedan 15 26 $104,627 $112,500
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4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG 4MATIC 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,844
$89,187
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,100
$95,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1252 / month
$1598 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With TDI range and captivating connectivity, the 2014 Audi A8 adds very long-distance touring to its considerable portfolio of talents. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes an emotional appeal for its claim as the best sedan in the world, and we're feeling it.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 59.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 43
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 124.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.9
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P255/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
H23 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P255/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
H23 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4365 4773
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 449 @ 5250
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 4.7 L/285
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19 (Est)
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan 4MATIC Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 (Est) 9.6 (Est)

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