Audi A8 vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$83,800
$91,250 - $94,250

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.75 / 5
4 Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
335 hp
362 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0 TFSI 6 Cylinder
3.0L V6 Biturbo

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
42.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
44.3 in.
43 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 in.
39.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.5 cu. ft.
12.3 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Tire Width

Tire Width
265/40R20 - P265/40HR20
P225/40HR19 - P255/40YR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
123.1 in.
124.6 in.

Length

Length
208.7 in.
206.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4751 lbs.
4553 - 4685 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
335 hp
362 hp

Torque

Torque
369 ft. lbs.
369 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.7 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
23 - 19 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
18 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
28 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Optional
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L
Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Body Style

Body Style
quattro LWB Sedan
4MATIC Sedan - Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Large Cars
Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4 - 5
4 - 5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4751 lbs.
4553 - 4685 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 mpg.
22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 mpg.
18 - 19 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 mpg.
28 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
3.0 L/183
3.0 L/183

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71
5.50

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14
3.33

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11
2.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67
1.66

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32
4.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08
2.47 - 2.65

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0
8.0 - 8.1

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
Q57
R01 - R02

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
Q57
R01 - R02

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
265/40R20, P255/45HR19, P265/40HR20
P225/40HR19, P245/45HR19, P245/50HR18, P255/35HR19, P255/40YR20

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
265/40R20, P255/45HR19, P265/40HR20
P245/35HR19, P245/50HR18, P275/40HR19, P285/30HR19, P285/35YR20

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 9 - 20 X 9 in.
18 X 8 - 20 X 9.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 9 - 20 X 9 in.
18 X 8 - 20 X 9.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.8 in.
13.2 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 in.
11.8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.7 gal.
21.1 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
42.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
41.4 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in.
59.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 in.
39.2 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
44.3 in.
43 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57.6 in.
59.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
123.1 in.
124.6 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
208.7 in.
206.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.5 in.
58.8 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.7 in.
63.9 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.3 in.
64.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.5 ft³.
12.3 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84
0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
0.72

Model Group

Model Group
A8
S-Class

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
Luxury High

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.0
3.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4