Compare 2016 Audi A8 vs 2016 Lexus LS vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2016 Audi A8
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2016 Lexus LS
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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 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 L AWD 16 23 $75,720 $82,305
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 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
$69,428
$151,729
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,200
$75,465
$163,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1420 / month
$1258 / month
$2719 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Audi S8 pairs thrilling acceleration with excellent big-car handling and discreet luxury. The 2016 Lexus LS sedans are the flagships of the Lexus lineup, and they're at their best as comfortable, quiet luxury cruisers. 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 16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
42.9 35.8 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.9 54.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.9 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.5 60.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.3 56
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.6 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
122.9 116.9 115.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 73.8 75.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.6 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
207.4 200 198.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 18 10.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 13.1 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 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 22.2 20.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 37.4 -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P235/50VR18 P285/40YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P235/50VR18 P255/45YR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4564 4651 4678
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 7.5 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 7.5 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 100 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 520
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 3500 360 @ 6400 577 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Diesel Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
428 @ 1750 347 @ 4100 664 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/181 4.6 L/281 5.5 L/333
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 18 18
Transmission
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 2.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA 427
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82 0.73
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 4.34
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.62 3.13 2.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.86 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69 -
Summary
Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L Lexus LS 460 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 Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 9.8 9.8

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