Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class than in the Audi A8, due to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A8, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.
The Audi A8 requires fewer visits to 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). The Mercedes-Benz S-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Audi A8, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Audi A8 have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is much slimmer than the Audi A8, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi A8.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Audi A8.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Audi A8, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a much more powerful engine than the Audi A8. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Audi A8. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Audi A8.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A8.
Compare the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the 2014 Audi A8.
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MSRP*: $92,350 - $212,000
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MSRP*: $75,100 - $135,900
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $2,500||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 1.90%|
|City MPG:||12 - 21||13 - 24|
|Highway MPG:||19 - 31||21 - 36|
|Engine(s):||V-12, V-6, V-8||500-hp, 6.3-liter W-12 (premium), V-6, V-8|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$85,886 - $197,160||$69,844 - $126,388|
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