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2014 Audi S8 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the Audi S8, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 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). Based on MSRP, the Audi S8 is clearly a better financial choice over 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
The Audi S8 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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
The Audi S8 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 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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2014 Audi
S8

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MSRP*: $112,500

2015 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $94,400 - $222,000
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 15 13 - 17
Highway MPG: 26 20 - 26
Engine(s): V-8 V-12, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $104,627 $87,792 - $206,460

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