2008 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs. Its Competition

2008 Mercedes Benz S Class 5.5L V8 RWD
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director


If you like the more aggressive appearance of the AMG cars but don't have the budget or the performance needs, an AMG Sport Package brings the flashier wheels, aerodynamic work, and similar bright dual tailpipes of those performance models to the 2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 or S600.

2008 Mercedes Benz S Class 5.5L V8 RWD2008 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2008 Audi A82008 Audi A8
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2008 BMW 7-Series 750i2008 BMW 7-Series
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2008 Jaguar XJ XJ82008 Jaguar XJ
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Quick Specs
8.8
Hark! The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is loaded with top safety and comfort-oriented technologies and is one of the best luxury sedans in the world.
8.4
Perky, nimble handling and frisky, refined performance is what separates the 2008 Audi A8 from the rest of the super-sedans.
8.4
Controversially styled, the 2008 BMW 7-Series still performs like a smaller sedan and carries rear passengers with ease.
8.6
The 2008 Jaguar XJ has a rich interior, good fuel economy, and a light touch, but its dowdy exterior is a major letdown.
MSRP From   
$86,700$70,690$76,800$63,835
Gas Mileage   
11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
LargeLargeLargeLarge
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan 750i4-Door Sedan XJ8
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan XJ8
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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