Comparison - Audi S8 Plus quattro 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz S-Class S450 4Matic 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
115,900
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
92,900
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.70gals
23.00gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Audi S8 is a speed machine that's the ultimate sleeper. Spot one and stare—it'll likely be gone just as quickly.

Pros
Blitzing acceleration
Opulent interior
Superlative handling
Intoxicating performance...
...but it settles down easily

Cons
Not much to look at in the inside
No self-driving tech
No changes for 2018

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Audi S8 is a full-size, high-performance luxury sedan that is available only in Plus trim. It employs a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (605 horsepower, 517 pound-feet of torque) that is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard.

PROS
Standard turbocharged V8 provides immense power
All-wheel drive ensures rapid acceleration
Clean design and high-quality materials throughout the cabin
Drives and handles like a much smaller sedan

CONS
Not as much trunk space as you might expect for a car of its size
Standard music interface isn't as versatile as a USB port

By: 
edmunds.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: 
14.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
517ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
605hp
at 6 100rpm
362hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
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
Sun Sensor
Cooled Storage Compartment
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Extended Cabin Heating
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
202.60in
206.50in
Width: 
76.70in
74.80in
Height: 
57.40in
58.70in
Ground Clearance: 
5.00in
Wheel Base: 
117.90in
124.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.20
39.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
37.40
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.70in
34.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
59.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.80in
59.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
16.30cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.20cu.ft
16.30cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4685.00lbs
4685.00lbs

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
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Front Leg Room 41.4 in.
Front Head Room 37.2 in.
Front Shoulder Room 59.1 in.
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Massaging
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: 
Rear Head Room 39.1 in.
Rear Leg Room 38.7 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 57.8 in.
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Multi-Level Heating
Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
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

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
yes
More Entertainment: 
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
USB Connection
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(s)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
630 Watts Stereo Output
14 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
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: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 9.0
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R21
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 Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
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: 
yes
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: 
Dual Rear Side-Mounted Airbags
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Auto Delay Off Headlamps
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
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
Adaptive Headlights
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Folding Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Executive Plus Package
Black Optic Exterior Package
Dynamic Package
Full Leather Package
Audi Design Selection - Vermont Brown
Audi Design Selection - Balao Brown
Audi Design Selection - Black W/Arras Red Stitching
Warmth And Comfort Package
AMG Line Exterior
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Designo Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Designo Silk Beige/Titanium Grey Pearl Package
Rear Seat Package
Exterior Options: 
Audi Beam-Rings
Audi Beam-Quattro
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Delete Front License Plate Holder
21" 5-Double-Arm-Design High Gloss Black Wheels
Paint Protection Partial Hood and Fenders
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
Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Piano Black Shift Lever
Leather Shifter Lever
Audi First Aid Kit
Light Alcantara 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