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Compare 2020 Audi R8 vs 2019 BMW 8-Series vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2020 Audi R8
#14 in Coupes
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2019 BMW 8-Series
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2019 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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V10 performance quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R8 Coupe V10 performance quattro 13 20 $184,147 $195,900
R8 Coupe V10 quattro 13 20 $159,707 $169,900
R8 Spyder V10 performance quattro 13 20 $195,615 $208,100
R8 Spyder V10 quattro 13 20 $171,175 $182,100
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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
S-Class S 560e Sedan N/A N/A $100,016 $106,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$184,147
$113,400
$169,294
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$195,900
$121,400
$180,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3265 / month
$2023 / month
$3002 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Audi R8 is a mid-engine superhero in a suit and tie. Its performance is blinding, even compared to high-dollar exotics. Bigger, bulkier, bawdier: The 2019 BMW 8-Series bucks all Bavaria’s typical instincts and revels in its life choices. 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
13 mpg 17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57.2 57
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.9 37.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.7 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 45.7 49.5
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 60.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 64.1 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.3 191.2 198.9
Height, Overall (in)
48.8 53 56
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 64.6 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 111.1 115.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.4 74.9 75.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5 4.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8 12.4 7
Brakes
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 - 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 - 15.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 18 24.3
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 39 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/30YR20 P245/35YR20 P255/40YR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258 R01
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P305/30YR20 P275/30YR20 P285/35YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258 R01
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 11 20 X 9 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 20 X 8 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - 150
Engine
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 553 @ 1800 664 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
5.2 L/318 4.4 L/268 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
611 523 @ 5500 603 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-10 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 17 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 26 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.72 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13 5.50 5.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.40 2.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 2.20 2.31
Trans Type
7 8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.32 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.82 0.86
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.99 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.59 3.52 3.33
Trans Order Code
BE 2TB 421
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64 0.72
Summary
Body Style
quattro Coupe Convertible 4MATIC+ Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Coupe BMW 8 Series Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.2 8.9 9.8
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4736 4817
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