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2018 Audi A8 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Comparison Review

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A8 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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. The Audi A8 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2018 Audi
A8

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MSRP*: $82,500 - $92,000

2018 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $89,900 - $102,900
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City MPG: 16 - 19 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 26 - 29 27 - 28
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $76,726 - $85,560 $83,607 - $95,697

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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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.