2015 Audi A8 vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Audi A8 has grown to be a real contender in the world of highly-desirable full-size luxury sedans.

Among these, the Lexus LS is the least engaging.

However, it's exceptionally comfortable, comes with built-in reliability as a consideration, and offers short- and long-wheelbases, as well as a variety of drivetrains.

The Jaguar XJ is one of the most handsome in the bunch, and its interior is a step above most vehicles in the class.

We're fond of the supercharged V-8, too.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the real stunner in the class–with an endless list of options, comfort features, and self-driving aides.

It's available in rear- or all-wheel drive, a variety of powerful engines, and even stretches into the realms of Bentley and Rolls-Royce competitors.

Then, there's the BMW 7-Series, which can be had in nearly as many flavors, and is the driver's car in the bunch.

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Quick Specs
The Audi A8 gains standard LED headlamps, a more powerful twin-turbo V-8, and a more efficient diesel engine for 2015.
The 2015 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally quick and technologically advanced, but also very luxurious and wonderfully comfortable.
The 2015 Jaguar XJR is an interesting alternative to the usual German large sedans, mixing old world charm with fantastic handling and powertrains.
With the addition of a beautiful, expressive new Coupe, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no longer just the best sedan in the world; it's now a family of flagship models.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6
EPA Class   
Large CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan 3.0T4-Door Sedan 740i RWD4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan S 550 Plug-In Hybrid RWD
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
quattro LWB SedanSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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