Compare 2017 Audi A8 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2017 Audi A8
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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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
$164,052
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$82,500
$176,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1375 / 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 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 14 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
42.9 -
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 54.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 60.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.9
Wheelbase (in)
122.9 115.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 75.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
207.4 198.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 8.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 15.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P285/35YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P255/40YR20
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4464 4817
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 577 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 664 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 14
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.89
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.34
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.47
Summary
Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 10.3

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