Compare 2020 Audi A8 vs 2020 BMW 7-Series vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2020 Audi A8
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2019 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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55 TFSI quattro
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740i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
7 Series 740i Sedan 22 29 $80,900 $86,450
7 Series 740i xDrive Sedan 20 28 $83,690 $89,450
7 Series 745e xDrive iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $89,360 $95,550
7 Series 750i xDrive Sedan 17 25 $95,965 $102,650
7 Series ALPINA B7 xDrive Sedan 17 25 $133,305 $142,800
7 Series M760i xDrive Sedan 13 20 $147,160 $157,700
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AMG S 63 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Convertible 15 24 $169,294 $180,100
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Coupe 17 27 $159,283 $169,450
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Sedan 17 26 $140,577 $149,550
S-Class AMG S 65 Convertible 14 21 $238,337 $253,550
S-Class AMG S 65 Coupe 13 21 $226,963 $241,450
S-Class AMG S 65 Sedan 13 22 $218,597 $232,550
S-Class Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan 16 25 $160,505 $170,750
S-Class Maybach S 650 Sedan 13 21 $187,906 $199,900
S-Class S 450 4MATIC Sedan 18 28 $88,595 $94,250
S-Class S 450 Sedan 19 28 $85,775 $91,250
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Coupe 17 27 $118,393 $125,950
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Sedan 17 27 $98,089 $104,350
S-Class S 560 Convertible 17 26 $126,242 $134,300
S-Class S 560 Sedan 17 27 $95,269 $101,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$80,900
$169,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$86,450
$180,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$1441 / month
$3002 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Audi A8 is a futuristic flagship that raises the bar with its high-tech features. 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 22 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.9 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.7 54.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.9 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 59.2 60.6
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 44.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 60.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.6 74.9 75.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.4 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
208.7 207.4 198.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 58.2 56
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.3 64.6 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
123.1 126.4 115.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 18.2 8.8
Brakes
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)
14.8 14.7 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)
13.8 14.5 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 20.6 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 42 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P285/35YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA R01
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/50VR18 P255/40YR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4751 4244 4817
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 18 X 8 20 X 9.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 1370 330 @ 1500 664 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5000 335 @ 5500 603 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 (2019) 24 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 (2019) 29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 (2019) 22 15
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82 0.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.08 2.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.17 2.31
Trans Type
8 8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.32 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.71 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.36 3.33
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB 421
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.64 0.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.72 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.25 5.50
Summary
Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 BMW 7 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (2019) 7.4 9.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 520
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