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2014 Audi A8 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi A8 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Convenience
The Audi A8 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
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 S-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 S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A8 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Audi A8 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A8 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Handling
The Audi A8 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi A8 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Warranty
The Audi A8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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2014 Audi
A8

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MSRP*: $75,100 - $135,900

2014 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $92,900 - $139,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,850 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 13 - 24 15 - 17
Highway MPG: 21 - 36 23 - 26
Engine(s): 500-hp, 6.3-liter W-12 (premium), V-6, V-8 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 $86,397 - $129,735

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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