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 3.0L TDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
$79,236
$75,295
$151,729
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,200
$81,300
$163,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1420 / month
$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
24 mpg 21 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.9 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.2 60.6
Second Leg Room (in)
42.9 44.4 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.9 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.7 54.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.9 40
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
207.4 206.6 198.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.2 56
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.6 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
122.9 126.4 115.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 74.8 75.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.5 64.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 18.2 10.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 20.6 20.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 42 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P255/45YR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P285/40YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4564 4225 4678
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 520
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
428 @ 1750 330 @ 1380 664 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/181 3.0 L/183 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 3500 320 @ 5200 577 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21 15
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.00 4.34
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.62 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 Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 7.4 9.8

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