Compare 2016 Audi A8 vs 2016 Cadillac CT6 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2016 Audi A8
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2016 Cadillac CT6
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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 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CT6 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD 22 31 $54,891 $58,395
CT6 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD 22 31 $50,552 $53,495
CT6 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Turbo Luxury AWD 18 26 $60,531 $64,395
CT6 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Turbo Platinum AWD 18 26 $81,779 $87,465
CT6 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Turbo Premium Luxury AWD 18 26 $63,177 $67,570
CT6 4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD 18 27 $52,442 $55,495
CT6 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWD 18 27 $56,771 $60,395
CT6 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Platinum AWD 18 27 $78,039 $83,465
CT6 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury AWD 18 27 $59,437 $63,570
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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
$54,891
$151,729

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$81,500
$58,395
$163,150

Monthly Payment Estimate

Coming Soon
$973 / month
$2719 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.8
8.8
9.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Audi S8 pairs thrilling acceleration with excellent big-car handling and discreet luxury. With the space of a larger car, the handling of a smaller car, and a starting price in the $50,000s, the CT6 is a large luxury car value. 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 22 mpg 15 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 31 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Large Cars Compact Cars

Number of Passenger Doors

- 4 -

EPA Air Pollution Score

- - TBD - -

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

115.1 - TBD - -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.1 58.3 60.6

Second Leg Room (in)

38.7 40.4 -

Passenger Capacity

5 5 4

Front Leg Room (in)

41.4 42.3 -

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 38.0 36.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.8 56.1 54.1

Front Head Room (in)

37.2 40.1 40

Second Hip Room (in)

- 53.4 -

Front Hip Room (in)

- 55.8 -

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

202.2 204.0 198.6

Height, Overall (in)

57.5 57.9 56

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.4 64.0 64.7

Wheelbase (in)

117.8 122.4 115.9

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.7 74.0 75.3

Track Width, Front (in)

64.7 63.3 64.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- - TBD - -

Liftover Height (in)

- - TBD - -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.2 15.3 10.4

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

15 - TBD - 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 - TBD - 14.4

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc Pwr 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 19.5 20.7

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.4 - TBD - -

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- - TBD - -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- - TBD - -

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- - TBD - -

Tires

Front Tire Size

P255/45HR19 P235/50R18 P255/45YR20

Spare Tire Size

Compact T135/70R18 NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA R3X NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA ZCD NA

Rear Tire Size

P255/45HR19 P235/50R18 P285/40YR20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA R3X NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4365 3683 4678

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 18 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 9 18 x 8 20 X 8.5

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

190 - TBD - 150

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- - TBD - 520

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

325 @ 2900 295 @ 3000 664 @ 2250

Engine Order Code

NA LTG NA

Displacement

3.0 L/183 2.0L/122 5.5 L/333

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

333 @ 5500 265 @ 5500 577 @ 5500

Engine Type

Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 25 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 31 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 22 15

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 - TBD - 4.34

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.20 3.27 2.47

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 - TBD - 1.92

Trans Type

8 8 7

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 - TBD - -

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 - TBD - 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.32 - TBD - 3.42

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 - TBD - 2.89

Trans Order Code

NA M5N 427

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 - TBD - 0.73

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 - TBD - 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 - TBD - 0.82

Clutch Size (in)

- NA -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A8 Cadillac CT6 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Body Style

quattro Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Coupe

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link NA Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link NA Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- - TBD - -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- - TBD - -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- - TBD - -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- - TBD - -

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.2 7.1 9.8

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 6 -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- N/A -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- N/A -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- N/A -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- N/A -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- - TBD - -

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