Audi S3 vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mythos Black Metallic
VS
Designo Mocha Black Metallic

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$39,331 - $42,532
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available
4.83 / 5
6 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
292 hp
603 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder
4.0L V8 Biturbo
4.0L Biturbo V8

Interior Features

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.4 - 41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
37.7 - 42.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 in.
33.4 - 43 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 in.
36.7 - 39.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10 cu. ft.
7 - 18 cu. ft.

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Not Available

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Not Available

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

AC

AC
Not Available
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Not Available
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.6 in.
115.9 - 124.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
40.4 ft.

Length

Length
175.8 in.
198.9 - 208.2 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
75.3 - 75.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3462 .lbs
4564 - 4817 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
292 hp
603 hp

Torque

Torque
280 ft. lbs.
664 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
20.7 - 24.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 14 mpg
16 - 26 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
15 - 17 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
24 - 27 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Not Available
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Audi S3
Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Body Style

Body Style
quattro Sedan
4MATIC Cabriolet, 4MATIC Coupe, 4MATIC Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4 - 5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3462 lbs.
4564 - 4817 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 mpg.
18 - 20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 mpg.
15 - 17 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 mpg.
24 - 27 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/121
4.0 L/243

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
7
9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.56
5.50

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53
3.33

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.68
2.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02
1.66

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.79
4.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17
2.47

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320
520

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0
8.8 - 9.8

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
150

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

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

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
HX9
R01

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
HX9
R01

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18, P225/40YR18, P235/35R19
P255/40YR20

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18, P225/40YR18, P235/35R19
P285/35YR20

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Not Available

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.
20 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

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

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Not Available

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Not Available

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 ft.
40.4 ft.

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
13.4 in.
15.4 - 16.5 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
14.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal.
20.7 - 24.3 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
37.7 - 42.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.4 - 41.7 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in.
57 - 59.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 in.
36.7 - 39.2 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.1 in.
33.4 - 43 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53 in.
49.5 - 59.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.6 in.
115.9 - 124.6 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
175.8 in.
198.9 - 208.2 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in.
75.3 - 75.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
54.8 in.
56 - 59 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.1 in.
63 - 64.7 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
60.1 in.
63.2 - 64.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10 ft³.
7 - 18 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64
0.86

Model Group

Model Group
S3
S-Class

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
4.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4