Comparison - Audi A8 L 3.0 TFSI Quattro 2019 - vs - Mercedes-Benz S-Class S450 4Matic 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
83,800
Updated: 
14 Feb 2019
$
94,250
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.70gals
21.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Monsoon Gray Metallic
#77787c
Moonlight Blue Metallic
#2c3346
Navarra Blue Metallic
#051261
Seville Red Metallic
#581415
Savannah Beige Metallic
#b1aa98
Terra Gray Metallic
#908b87
Mythos Black Metallic
#000000
Glacier White Metallic
#e7e8ea
Florett Silver Metallic
#b2b2b2
Vesuvius Gray Metallic
#5e6367
Color: 
Magnetite Black metallic
#4B5054
Iridium Silver metallic
#9FA0A2
Lunar Blue metallic
#37415C
Ruby Black metallic
#462F39
Diamond Silver metallic
#C3CFD8
Emerald Green metallic
#343B35
Selenite Grey metallic
#6C7379
Anthracite Blue metallic
#5C636B
designo Diamond White metallic
#E8E2D6
designo Cashmere
#D4D0C7
Dune Silver metallic
#948D87

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 A8 poses a genuine threat to Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Cadillac. It is taller, longer, more isolated from the road, yet better controlled than the A8 it replaces. It is a cruise missile for the wealthy; it flattens mountains and straightens freeways with ease. And even absent Traffic Jam Pilot, the official term for the headline self-driving feature, it’s quite likely the most technologically advanced car in the world.

Pros
A big fella who can dance,
superb ride comfort and body control,
anechoic-chamber silent,
subtle for a limo.

Cons
Advanced self-parking features need more work,
sober styling inside and out,
questionably unfinished.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Completely redesigned for 2019.New V6 engine.Executive rear-seat package includes wireless tablet for control.Part of the fourth A8 generation introduced for 2019.

Pros
Impeccably crafted cabin
Impressive interior appointments and technology
Responsive steering and cornering for a big sedan
All-wheel drive is standard

Cons
Relatively small trunk
Infotainment interface can be tough to learn
Some features not available until late 2019

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Audi A8 ranked #1 in Super Luxury Cars. Currently the Audi A8 has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 9 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Quiet and serene ride
Elegant interior
High-tech, user-friendly features
Coddling passenger accommodations

Cons
Small trunk for class
Mediocre throttle response

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class ranked #1 in Super Luxury Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 41 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lavish, feature-filled interior
Outstanding seats
Powerful twin-turbo engines
Cushioned ride

Cons
Coupe and cabriolet models have small trunks
Modest learning curve for infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners.

Pros
Forceful, smooth powertrains
A true first-class seating experience
Attention to the finest details
Available all-wheel drive
More safety features than ever

Cons
Steering lacks feedback
Hybrid drives heavy
Pricey

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 S-Class has a slightly updated look thanks to a restyling of the headlights, grille, and front and rear bumpers. Inside, there's an updated COMAND infotainment system, a standard wireless charging pad, and a new Energizing Comfort system that links various car features together to simultaneously pamper occupants.

PROS
Ample power with any engine choice
Opulent interior with plenty of customization options
A smooth ride no matter what the road surface
Silent cabin that insulates occupants from the outside world

CONS
Some driver assistance options have questionable value
Not as engaging to drive as some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 370rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
335hp
at 5 000rpm
362hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
42.20Feet
40.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
keyless ignition
cooled storage compartment
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
extended cabin heating
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
208.70in
206.90in
Width: 
74.80in
Height: 
58.50in
58.90in
Ground Clearance: 
4.80in
5.00in
Wheel Base: 
123.10in
124.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
39.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
37.40
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
44.30in
34.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
59.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.60in
59.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
18.70cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.50cu.ft
18.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4751.00lbs
4685.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
14 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
14 -way power driver seat
leather
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
12 -Way Power Passenger Seat
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
folding center armrest
rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
17 total speakers
Bang & Olufsen premium brand speakers
speed sensitive volume control
730 watts stereo output
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
surround audio surround audio (discrete)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
13 Total Speakers
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
590 Watts Stereo Output
Burmester Premium Brand Stereo System
Memory Card Slot
Burmester Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 in.
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
alloy wheels
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
cornering lights
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
self-leveling headlights
emergency braking preparation
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
Emergency braking assist
high pressure washers headlamps
LED headlamp
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Multi-Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
First Edition Package
Executive Rear Seat Comfort Package - 4 Passenger
Lighting Package
Full Leather Package
Cold Weather Package
Rear Seat Comfort Package - 5 Passenger
Rear Seat Connectivity Package
Warmth And Comfort Package
AMG Line Exterior
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Rear Seat Package
Exterior Options: 
20" Summer Tires
DELETE Front License Plate Holder
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
20" Twenty-spoke Structure Style Contrast Gray/Polished Wheels
Paint Protection
19” Multispoke Wheels
Rear Spoiler
20” Twin-5-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
20" Multispoke Wheels
Electrically Heated Windshield
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
MAGIC SKY CONTROL
19" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20” Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Bang and Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Black Alcantara Headliner
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package
Black Cloth Headliner
Head-Up Display
Crystal Grey Headliner
Carbon Fiber Look Mirror Housing
Black Headliner
Black DINAMICA Headliner
Exclusive Trim
Rear Seat Entertainment And Comfort Adapter
Comfort Box
Power Outboard Rear Seats W/Memory
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Porcelain Headliner
CD Drive Pre-Wiring In Glove Box
Heated Steering Wheel
Designo Silk Beige/Deep Sea Blue Leather Package
Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Wireless Charging Rear
Refrigerator Box For Rear Cabin
Heated Rear Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Sarder Brown, premium leather
#423e3b
Black, premium leather
#191919
Sarder Brown Valetta, leather
#423e3b
Saiga Beige Valetta, leather
#9d896e
Black Valetta, leather
#191919
Design Selection Sarder Brown Valcona, premium leather
#423e3b
Design Selection Advanced Pearl Beige Valcona, premium leather
#b0aca0
Saiga Beige, premium leather
#9d896e
Nutmeg Brown Valcona, premium leather
#8d694f