The S-Class draws competition from traditional luxury brands and those that deal in ultra-luxury.
The Audi A8 and BMW 7-Series are the closest rivals, with space, technology, and luxury on par with the Mercedes.
Both have better handling but aren’t as cosseting as the S-Class.
The Lexus LS aims more at luxury than handling and also has bold styling and a beautiful interior.
The Bentley Flying Spur and Rolls-Royce Ghost compete against the top of the S-Class lineup, both with their own cachet and extreme prices.
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|2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class|
#2 in Coupes
|2021 BMW 7-Series|
#5 in Luxury Large Cars
|2021 Lexus LS||2010 Audi A8Browse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Gas V8|
|Large Cars||Large Cars||Midsize Cars||Large|
|S 500 4MATIC Sedan||740i Sedan||LS 500 RWD||4-Door Sedan|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive|
|4MATIC Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs. 2021 BMW 7-Series||2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs. 2021 Lexus LS||2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs. 2010 Audi A8|