Compare 2015 Audi A8 vs 2015 Lexus LS vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2015 Audi A8
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2015 Lexus LS
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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 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS 460 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 23 $69,428 $75,465
LS 460 4-Door Sedan Crafted Line AWD 16 23 $80,578 $87,500
LS 460 4-Door Sedan Crafted Line RWD 16 24 $77,819 $84,500
LS 460 4-Door Sedan L RWD 16 24 $72,513 $78,820
LS 460 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 24 $66,717 $72,520
LS 600h L 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 19 23 $110,805 $120,440
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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
$69,428
$111,507
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$86,400
$75,465
$119,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1440 / month
$1258 / month
$1998 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.6
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. You can add a welcome dose of fun to the LS chassis with the F-Sport trim, but Lexus' flagship remains a big, comfortable sedan at its core. 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 16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.9 54.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.5 60.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 35.8 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.4 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.6 64
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 200 197.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.3 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.6 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 116.9 115.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 73.8 74.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 18 10.4
Brakes
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 13.2
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)
14 13.1 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 22.2 20.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P235/50VR18 P245/45HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P235/50VR18 P275/40HR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4508 4651 4707
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 7.5 19 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 100 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 520
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
444 @ 1500 347 @ 4100 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
4.0 L/244 4.6 L/281 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
435 @ 5000 360 @ 6400 449 @ 5250
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 23 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.46 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 4.60 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.13 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.86 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 2.18 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.72 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA 427
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Lexus LS 460 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 9.8 9.3

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