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2017 Audi S8 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Comparison Review

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi S8, 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. In this case, the Audi S8 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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. 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.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi S8 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Handling
The Audi S8 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi S8 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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. The Audi S8 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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Compare the 2017 Audi S8 and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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2017 Audi
S8

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MSRP*: $115,900

2018 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $89,900 - $102,900
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City MPG: 15 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 24 27 - 28
Engine(s): V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $107,788 $83,607 - $95,697

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.