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2013 Audi S8 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi S8 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Convenience
The Audi S8 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). The Audi S8 is somewhat more expensive 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 S8 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi S8 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Audi S8 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi S8 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Handling
The Audi S8 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi S8 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi S8 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Warranty
The Audi S8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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2013 Audi
S8

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MSRP*: $110,000

2014 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $92,900 - $139,500
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 15 15 - 17
Highway MPG: 26 23 - 26
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $102,300 $86,397 - $129,735

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