Compare 2016 Audi A8 vs 2016 BMW 7-Series vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2016 Audi A8
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2016 BMW 7-Series
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2016 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 19 29 N/A N/A
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0L TDI 24 36 $79,236 $85,200
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 3.0T 19 29 $75,796 $81,500
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 4.0T Sport 18 29 $84,166 $90,500
A8 L 4-Door Sedan 6.3L 14 22 $128,248 $137,900
S8 4-Door Sedan 15 25 $106,858 $114,900
S8 4-Door Sedan Plus 16 25 $106,858 $114,900
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4-Door Sedan 740i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 740i RWD 21 29 $75,295 $81,300
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i RWD 17 25 $87,350 $94,400
7 Series 4-Door Sedan 750i xDrive AWD 16 25 $90,110 $97,400
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2-Door Coupe AMG S 63 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 2-Door Coupe AMG S 63 4MATIC 15 23 $151,729 $163,150
S-Class 2-Door Coupe AMG S 65 RWD 13 20 $217,667 $234,050
S-Class 2-Door Coupe S 550 4MATIC 16 24 $113,042 $121,550
S-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG S 63 4MATIC 15 23 $133,223 $143,250
S-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG S 65 RWD 13 20 $208,925 $224,650
S-Class 4-Door Sedan Maybach S 600 RWD 13 20 $176,096 $189,350
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 16 26 $91,745 $98,650
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 Plug-In Hybrid RWD N/A N/A $88,955 $95,650
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 17 26 $88,955 $95,650
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 14 21 $157,217 $169,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$75,796
$75,295
$151,729
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,500
$81,300
$163,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$1355 / month
$2719 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.2
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Audi S8 pairs thrilling acceleration with excellent big-car handling and discreet luxury. Don’t let the conservative wrapper fool you, the 2016 BMW 7-Series charges boldly into a new generation as a sporty big sedan, with new ride-and-handling tech, space-age construction, and a plug-in hybrid version. Coupe, Cabriolet, and Maybach versions—and even a Plug-In Hybrid—make the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class far more diverse and adventurous than it used to be; it's now not just a flagship sedan, but a family of flagships.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.9 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.7 54.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.9 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.2 60.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 44.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.6 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 126.4 115.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.8 75.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.5 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 206.6 198.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.2 56
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 18.2 10.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 14.5 14.4
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 15.4
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 20.6 20.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 42 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P285/40YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P255/45YR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4365 4225 4678
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8 20 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 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 520
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 320 @ 5200 577 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 330 @ 1380 664 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183 5.5 L/333
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24 18
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.31 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.46 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.20 2.89
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB 427
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.72 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 5.00 4.34
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.08 2.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.14 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.64 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
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
8.2 7.4 9.8

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