2020 Audi A8 vs. Its Competition

2020 Audi A8
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The luxury car sedan ranks have been pared in recent years, but that’s not a problem given how strong the choices remain.

In many ways the automotive industry’s flagship, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is available in a wide range of variants that pamper and perform exceptionally well.

The BMW 7-Series offers a more lithe driving experience and a well-wrought interior.

With its fine details, the Lexus LS is the most stylish choice, and it’s frugal in hybrid form.

The Lincoln Continental doesn’t have the powertrain or interior sophistication to truly do battle with Europe and Japan’s flagships, but don’t write it off just yet.

The Continental is a terrific value and has an arresting style.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Audi A8 is a futuristic flagship that raises the bar with its high-tech features.
The 2020 BMW 7-Series has a much bigger grille, but behind it is a posh, powerful, thirsty luxury sedan that’s loaded with tech.
The 2020 Lexus LS is a throwback cruiser with edgy, space-age looks, though the hybrid version is unbeatable as a road-tripper.
The 2020 Lincoln Continental offers timeless style and plenty of value.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the benchmark for large luxury sedans.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Large CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
55 TFSI quattro740i SedanLS 500 RWDStandard FWDS 450 Sedan
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
quattro LWB SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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