Compare 2019 Audi A8 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2019 Audi A8
2019 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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Sedan S 450
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan S 450 19 28 $85,775 $91,250
4MATIC Sedan S 450 18 28 $88,595 $94,250
Sedan S 560 17 27 $95,269 $101,350
4MATIC Sedan S 560 17 27 $98,089 $104,350
4MATIC Coupe S 560 17 27 $118,393 $125,950
Cabriolet S 560 17 26 $126,242 $134,300
4MATIC Sedan AMG S 63 17 26 $140,577 $149,550
4MATIC Coupe AMG S 63 17 27 $159,283 $169,450
4MATIC Sedan Maybach S 560 16 25 $160,505 $170,750
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG S 63 15 24 $169,294 $180,100
Sedan Maybach S 650 13 21 $187,906 $199,900
Sedan AMG S 65 13 22 $218,597 $232,550
Coupe AMG S 65 13 21 $226,963 $241,450
Cabriolet AMG S 65 14 21 $238,337 $253,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$78,772
$85,775
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,800
$91,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1397 / month
$1521 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Audi A8 plots out the course for next-level self-driving cars, and utilizes other technology to advance its luxury and connectivity. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class delivers effortless power, sublime handling, scads of safety features, and the incontrovertible impression of wealth, tastefully applied.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 43
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 59.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 61.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 61.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 58.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.3 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
123.1 124.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.6 -
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.9
Length, Overall (in)
208.7 206.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 12.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 11.8
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)
14.8 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4751 4553
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 1370 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5000 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 2.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.31
Trans Type
8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.33
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan Sedan
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
8.0 8.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
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2019 Audi A8
  • Redesigned 2019 Audi A8 features new upgrades
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  • Lease: $2,000 bonus
  • Finance: From 3.99% APR for 66 months
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2019 Mercedes-Benz S Class
  • 2019 S-Class is on sale
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  • Lease: From $1,099 for 36 months
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