Comparison - Audi S3 Prestige quattro 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 300 Sport 2018

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Average Price: 
47,650
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
52,950
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.50gals
17.40gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

If you want the easy-to-drive qualities of Audi's entry-level sedan, the A3, but also desire greater acceleration and handling, shop the 2018 Audi S3. The S3's more powerful engine, performance-oriented tires, sport-tuned suspension and bigger brakes combine to deliver an exhilarating performance without degrading the car's all-around usability.

PROS
Powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Upscale interior that looks and feels expensive
Precise handling that makes it a joy to drive on twisty roads
Standard all-wheel drive for enhanced traction

CONS
No manual transmission option
Adults will feel cramped in the back seat
Small trunk won't fit much more than a couple small suitcases

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Audi S3 is a blast to drive, but it suffers from a tiny rear seat and the Volkswagen Golf R offers the same performance with more room for less.

Pros
Tremendous performance bang for buck
Great powertrain
High-end LTE connectivity
Svelte shape

Cons
Tiny rear seat
No manual transmission
Gets pricey with options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, the E-Class coupe and convertible are fully redesigned and now match the sedan and wagon, which were redesigned last year. There are also some new trim levels, including the E400 sedan and high-performance AMG E63 S sedan and wagon.

PROS
Exquisite cabin that sets new standards for design and comfort
Available semiautonomous driver assistance technology
Vast array of personalization options
Desirable high-horsepower AMG models are back

CONS
Standard suspension can feel stiff over rough surfaces
Sedan's cargo capacity is small for the class

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class goes to excess--the right kinds of excess--to preserve its best-of status.

Pros
Elegant sedans and wagons, pretty two-doors
Turbo-4, turbo-6, turbo-8
Beautifully composed cabin
All the safety tech
Level 2 semi-autonomous driving

Cons
COMAND infotainment is kludgy
Slim trunk space on two-doors
Powertrain noise more prominent
We’re still not cool with standard synthetic leather

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class ranked #3 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Tons of features
Posh, comfortable interior
Refined performance

Cons
Subpar fuel efficiency
Below-average trunk space
Poor predicted reliability rating for the class

By: 
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Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
280ft-lbs
at 1 900rpm
273ft-lbs
at 1 300rpm
Horsepower: 
292hp
at 5 400rpm
241hp
at 5 550rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
38.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Adaptive Cruise Control
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.80in
193.80in
Width: 
72.90in
Height: 
54.80in
57.80in
Wheel Base: 
103.60in
115.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
36.50
41.40
Rear Head Room: 
36.10
38.20
Front Leg Room: 
41.20in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
35.10in
36.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.80in
57.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.00in
57.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.00cu.ft
13.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3461.00lbs
3792.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leatherette
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
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: 
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
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
705 Watts Stereo Output
Memory Card Slot
14 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Memory Card Slot
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
no
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: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
225/40 R18 92H XL All-Season Tires
Black Optic Dynamic Package
Prestige
S Sport Package
S Sport Seat Package
Designo Black/ Titanium Grey Pearl Exclusive Nappa Leather
Premium 3 Package W/O 12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster
Warmth And Comfort Package
Premium 2 Package W/O 12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster
Premium 2 Package
Acoustic Comfort Package
Premium 3 Package
Designo Macchiato Beige/Saddle Brown Exclusive Nappa Leather
Sport Package
Premium 1 Package
Exterior Options: 
Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (W/Side Assist)
19" 5-Double-Spoke-Star Design Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler
Paint Protection Rear Load Sill/Door Cup/Door Edge
Rear Trunklid Spoiler
18" 5-Spoke Wheels
Black Mirror Housing Cover
Wheel Locks
18" AMG 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Accessory Styling Package
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
LED Logo Projectors
Illuminated Star
Adaptive Highbeam Assist
Panorama Roof
Interior Options: 
Audi Beam-Rings
Audi Guard Premium Textile Floor Mats
Audi Beam-Quattro
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Cargo Net
Audi First Aid Kit
Sound Enhancing Resonator Delete Kit
Leather Care Kit
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
115V A/C Power Outlet
Active Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage
Heated Rear Seats (SPC)
SiriusXM Radio
Rear Seat Entertainment And Comfort Adapter
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
Comfort Box
Soft-Close Doors
Burmester High End 3D Surround Sound System
Rear Door Roller Blinds (SPC)
Heated Steering Wheel
3-Zone Climate Control
Illuminated Door Sills
Heated Front Seats