Compare 2015 Audi A8 vs 2015 BMW 7-Series vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2015 Audi A8
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2015 BMW 7-Series
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2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 4.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 4.0T 18 30 $80,352 $86,400
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0L TDI 24 36 $79,144 $85,100
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0T 19 29 $75,702 $81,400
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 6.3L 14 22 $128,248 $137,900
S8 4-Door Sedan 17 27 $106,858 $114,900
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4-Door Sedan 740Ld xDrive AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Ld xDrive AWD 23 31 $76,400 $82,500
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li RWD 19 29 $72,260 $78,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740Li xDrive AWD 19 28 $75,020 $81,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD 19 29 $68,580 $74,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li RWD 16 25 $84,220 $91,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750Li xDrive AWD 16 24 $86,980 $94,000
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD 17 25 $80,815 $87,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i xDrive AWD 16 24 $83,575 $90,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 760Li RWD 13 20 $130,405 $141,200
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB RWD 16 25 $122,125 $132,200
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 LWB xDrive AWD 16 24 $124,885 $135,200
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB RWD 16 25 $118,535 $128,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ALPINA B7 SWB xDrive AWD 16 24 $121,295 $131,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 7 L RWD 22 30 $78,055 $84,300
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2-Door Coupe S 550 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 2-Door Coupe S 550 4MATIC 16 24 $111,507 $119,900
S-Class 2-Door Coupe S 63 AMG 4MATIC 15 23 $149,637 $160,900
S-Class 2-Door Coupe S 65 AMG RWD 13 20 $214,737 $230,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 16 26 $90,582 $97,400
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 Plug-In Hybrid RWD N/A N/A $87,792 $94,400
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 17 26 $87,792 $94,400
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 13 21 $155,217 $166,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG 4MATIC 15 23 $131,549 $141,450
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 65 AMG RWD 13 20 $206,460 $222,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$80,352
$76,400
$111,507
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$86,400
$82,500
$119,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1440 / month
$1375 / month
$1998 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.2
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A8 gains standard LED headlamps, a more powerful twin-turbo V-8, and a more efficient diesel engine for 2015. The 2015 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally quick and technologically advanced, but also very luxurious and wonderfully comfortable. With the addition of a beautiful, expressive new Coupe, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no longer just the best sedan in the world; it's now a family of flagship models.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 23 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 44.3 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.9 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.6 54.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.8 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.2 60.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.3 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 65 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 126.4 115.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.9 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.4 64
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 205.3 197.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 17.7 10.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 14.5 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 14.7 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 21.1 20.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.6 -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P275/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P245/45HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4508 4685 4707
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8 19 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 170 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 520
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
435 @ 5000 255 @ 4000 449 @ 5250
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
444 @ 1500 413 @ 1500 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
4.0 L/244 3.0 L/183 4.7 L/285
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 23 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA 427
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.56 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.9 9.3

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