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2019 Audi A8 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

New 2019 Audi A8

2019 Audi
A8

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New 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2019 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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MSRP*
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$83,800 to $96,800
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$72,550
Invoice* $78,772 to $90,992 $68,197
MPG - City 19 21
MPG - Hwy 27 N/A
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A8 than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A8 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 A8 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. 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 A8 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A8 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A8, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A8 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Handling
The Audi A8 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A8 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The Audi A8 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi A8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.