Compare 2017 Audi A8 vs 2017 Lexus LS vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2017 Audi A8
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2017 Lexus LS
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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3.0 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 L 3.0 TFSI 19 29 $76,725 $82,500
A8 L 4.0 TFSI Sport 18 29 $85,096 $91,500
S8 plus 4.0 TFSI 15 24 $107,788 $115,900
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LS 460 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS LS 460 AWD 16 23 $69,428 $75,465
LS LS 460 F Sport AWD 16 23 $69,428 $75,465
LS LS 460 F Sport RWD 16 24 $66,717 $72,520
LS LS 460 L AWD 16 23 $75,720 $82,305
LS LS 460 L RWD 16 24 $72,513 $78,820
LS LS 460 RWD 16 24 $66,717 $72,520
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AMG S 63 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Convertible 14 22 $164,052 $176,400
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Coupe 15 23 $153,218 $164,750
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Sedan 15 23 $134,571 $144,700
S-Class AMG S 65 Convertible 14 21 $230,547 $247,900
S-Class AMG S 65 Coupe 13 21 $219,713 $236,250
S-Class AMG S 65 Sedan 13 22 $211,017 $226,900
S-Class Maybach S 550 4MATIC Sedan 16 24 $154,566 $166,200
S-Class Maybach S 600 Sedan 13 21 $177,909 $191,300
S-Class S 550 4MATIC Coupe 17 25 $114,158 $122,750
S-Class S 550 4MATIC Sedan 16 25 $92,628 $99,600
S-Class S 550 Convertible 17 25 $122,202 $131,400
S-Class S 550 Sedan 18 26 $89,838 $96,600
S-Class S 550e Plug-In Hybrid Sedan N/A N/A $89,838 $96,600
S-Class S 600 Sedan 13 22 $158,798 $170,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$76,725
$69,428
$164,052
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$82,500
$75,465
$176,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1375 / month
$1258 / month
$2940 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi S8 is the super sedan by which others are measured. The 2017 Lexus LS 460 is a comfortable cruiser with a reputation to match: owners have consistently rated it one of the most satisfying models to own. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class lineup is more diverse than it's ever been and is still the benchmark by which all full-size luxury cars should be measured.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.9 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.5 60.6
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.4 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
207.4 200 198.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.3 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.6 64.9
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 18 8.8
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 13.1 14.2
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 22.2 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 37.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P235/50VR18 P255/40YR20
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 P285/35YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4464 4651 4817
Wheels
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 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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 100 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 520
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 347 @ 4100 664 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 4.6 L/281 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 360 @ 6400 577 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16 14
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.60 4.34
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 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 -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L Lexus LS Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.8 10.3

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