The Audi A8 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
The Audi A8 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz S-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). 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Audi A8 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
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 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Compare the 2014 Audi A8 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
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MSRP*: $75,100 - $135,900
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MSRP*: $92,900 - $139,500
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $2,850||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||As low as 2.49%|
|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|
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