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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi S8, drivers may find the Mercedes-Benz S-Class a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.
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. The Audi S8 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which may make it easier to park.
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.
The Audi S8 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
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.
The Audi S8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Compare the 2013 Audi S8 and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
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MSRP*: $92,350 - $212,000
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $2,500|
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|City MPG:||15||12 - 21|
|Highway MPG:||26||19 - 31|
|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*:||$102,300||$85,886 - $197,160|
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