2016 Audi S8 vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Comparison Review

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.

The Audi S8 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). 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.

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. When looking at overall length, the Audi S8 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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Compare the 2016 Audi S8 and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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2016 Audi

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MSRP*: $114,900

2016 Mercedes-Benz

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MSRP*: $95,650 - $189,350
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City MPG: 15 - 16 13 - 17
Highway MPG: 25 20 - 26
Engine(s): V-8 V-12, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $106,858 $88,955 - $176,096

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 do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.