2022 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs. Its Competition

2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The S-Class goes up against traditional luxury competition and reaches into the ultra-luxury territory.

The BMW 7-Series isn’t quite as luxurious, but has a sportier character.

The Audi A8 has the space and technology to match the S-Class, but doesn’t offer a high-end model to match the Maybachs.

The Lexus LS offers similar luxury, but goes for bolder styling.

The Porsche Panamera offers sport sedan handling in a big package, and compromises interior space.

At the upper end, the Bentley Flying Spur and Rolls-Royce Ghost come with bigger sticker prices and more cachet.

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7.2
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class remains the luxury benchmark, with the ride, comfort, power, and technology to prove it.
7.6
The 2022 BMW 7-Series brims with brash front-end style, but we like it better for its elegant interior and its vivacious V-8s.
7.4
The 2022 Lexus LS presents an appealing blend of style, luxury, and above all attention to detail, even if rivals can be more fun to drive.
7.4
Though not perfect, the 2021 Lexus LS is a sublime hauler that’s exceptionally comfortable and thrills with its details.
8.6
The 2010 Audi A8 and A8 L wear its subtle suit well-and outhandles some of its more exotic-looking competition.
MSRP From    
$111,100$86,800$76,100$76,000$74,550
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Gas V8
EPA Class    
Large CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge
Style Name    
S 500 4MATIC Sedan740i SedanLS 500 RWDLS 500 RWD4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4MATIC SedanSedanSedanSedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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