Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A8 than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class in the front seats.
With the Audi A8 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A8 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Audi A8 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A8, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.
With its lower torque, the Audi A8 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.
The Audi A8 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A8 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
The Audi A8 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Audi A8 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The Audi A8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.
Compare the 2014 Audi A8 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.
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MSRP*: $75,100 - $135,900
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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $2,850||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||--|
|City MPG:||13 - 24||16 - 18|
|Highway MPG:||21 - 36||22 - 27|
|Engine(s):||500-hp, 6.3-liter W-12 (premium), V-6, V-8||V-8|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$69,844 - $126,388||$67,053 - $99,045|
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