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 E-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the front seats.
The Audi A8 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it more convenient to drive.
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). The Audi A8 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 E-Class have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Audi A8 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz E-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 E-Class.
With similar torque, the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.
The Audi A8 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A8 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The Audi A8 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Audi A8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Compare the 2014 Audi A8 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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MSRP*: $75,100 - $135,900
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MSRP*: $51,400 - $99,770
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||--|
|City MPG:||13 - 24||16 - 28|
|Highway MPG:||21 - 36||23 - 45|
|Engine(s):||500-hp, 6.3-liter W-12 (premium), V-6, V-8||Inline-4, V-6, V-8|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$69,844 - $126,388||$47,802 - $92,786|
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