Compare 2020 Audi A8 vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2020 Audi A8
2019 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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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
$169,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$180,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$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 15 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 54.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 60.6
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 60.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
208.7 198.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 56
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.3 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
123.1 115.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.6 75.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 8.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.8 15.4
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)
13.8 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R01
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P255/40YR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P285/35YR20
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4751 4817
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5000 603 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 1370 664 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 (2019) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 (2019) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 (2019) 15
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All 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
Summary
Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (2019) 9.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
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2020 Audi A8
2019 Mercedes-Benz S Class
  • 2020 S-Class is in stock
  • Unadvertised incentives remain (2019)
  • Lease: From $949/month (2019)
  • Financing: No APR deals
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