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2013 Audi S8 vs. 2014 BMW 550 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi S8 than the BMW 550. The BMW 550 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi S8.

Convenience
With the Audi S8 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW 550, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). The Audi S8 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW 550, 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 S8 and the BMW 550 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi S8 is much wider than the BMW 550, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi S8, which is slightly longer than the BMW 550.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Audi S8 and the BMW 550 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Audi S8 has a larger turning radius than the BMW 550, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi S8 is somewhat more powerful than the BMW 550.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi S8 and the BMW 550. The Audi S8 has less cargo capacity than the BMW 550, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi S8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 550.

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2013 Audi
S8

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MSRP*: $110,000
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2014 BMW
550

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MSRP*: $63,900 - $66,200
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.19%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.12%
City MPG: 15 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 26 24 - 25
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $102,300 $58,790 - $60,905

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