Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 63 AMG 2018 - vs - Audi Q8 Hybrid 2018

General

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Also called:

GL-Class

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The 2018 Audi Q8 is a €140.000 Ultra-Luxury SUV
Model: 
Average Price: 
125,300
Updated: 
22 Mar 2018
$
76,550
Updated: 
25 Jan 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.40gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Palladium Silver Metallic
#888785
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7
Color: 
Galaxy Blue metallic
#446C78
Glacier White metallic
#BEC0BF
Orca Black metallic
#080809
Samurai Gray metallic
#9A9A9C
Dragon Orange metallic
#DC7C18
Navarra Blue metallic
#404A8F
Daytona Gray pearl
#546465
Cobra Beige metallic
#F0E3D3
Carrara White
#E5E4E0

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Most buyers will be well-served by the GLS 450. It delivers solid performance along with its luxurious cabin, plus it leaves room for customization with numerous options packages.

PROS
Spacious third-row seat can accommodate adults
Ample acceleration with any powertrain choice
Quiet cabin with luxurious trim
Available off-road package gives it true capability in the dirt

CONS
Many desirable features don't come standard
Large price jump from GLS 450 to GLS 550

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS takes an old-school tack to modern-SUV design, and it works.

Pros
Lots of room
Lots of flexibility
Big luxury SUV panache
Lots of safety technology on tap
AMG–no, really

Cons
Dated switchgear
COMAND is cumbersome
Diesel’s been deleted

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class ranked #2 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 38 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Fuel-efficient V6
Handsome, spacious cabin
Smooth ride

Cons
Fewer standard features than some rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The ultimate Audi crossover is convincingly sporty and properly useful.

Pros
Suave and tech-savvy cabin,
sporty and comfy ride,
more useful than Audi sedans.

Cons
Pricier than the more pragmatic Q7,
distracting touchscreens,
less fun to drive than Audi sedans.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Audi Q8 is a luxurious, comfortable SUV but it isn't as sporty as its looks suggest, nor is it as practical as a Q7.

Pros
Imposing looks
Indulgent interior
Advanced technology

Cons
Numb handling
Limited versatility
Unproven ride comfort

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Audi's Q7 is undoubtedly a practical three-row SUV, but maybe you find it to be a bit plain Jane when compared against sleeker rivals such as the Land Rover Range Rover or Porsche Cayenne.

Pros
Comes well-equipped with many standard features
Comfortable ride and seats for all passengers
High-quality cabin
Front and rear seats offer all-day comfort

Cons
Less practical than the related Q7
New infotainment system can be distracting to use
Throttle response is too slow in the default driving mode
Limited interior storage space

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
18.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
561ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 370rpm
Horsepower: 
577hp
at 5 500rpm
335hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
43.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry
Self-Leveling Headlights
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Adaptive Cruise Control
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
203.20in
196.30in
Width: 
84.30in
78.50in
Height: 
72.80in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
8.70in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.20
38.20
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
38.50in
40.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
59.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
93.80cu.ft
67.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7500lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
28.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5754.00lbs
5004.00lbs

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: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Remote keyless power door locks
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Leatherette
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Massaging
Premium Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger 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
Rear Seats Features: 
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Reclining Rear Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control

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: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Memory card slot
1 Subwoofer(S)
14 Total Speakers
830 Watts Stereo Output
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
Surround Audio (Discrete)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
17 Total Speakers
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
730 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 10-In.
21 In
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Disc
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: 
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: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Brake drying
Pre-collision safety system
Emergency Braking Preparation
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Side Air Bags (SPC)
Emergency Service*
Vehicle Alarm notification*
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Self-Leveling Headlights
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Dusk Sensing Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Accessory Chrome Package
Appearance Package
AMG Night Package
Driver Assistance Package
Sarder Brown Design Selection Package
Luxury Package
Adaptive Chassis Package
Year One Package
Cold Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Trailer Hitch (Class IV)
22" AMG Multi-Spoke Black Alloy Wheels
21" AMG Twin Cross Spoke Black Alloy Wheels
22" AMG Multi-Spoke Bicolor Alloy Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
22" Summer Tires
22" Contrast Gray Partly Polished Wheels
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Red Brake Calipers
Paint Protection
Interior Options: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Heated & Cooled Front Cup Holders
Air Ionization With Air Filter
Accessory Rear Seat Entertainment System
Rear Seat Entertainment
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
Power EASY-ENTRY Feature For 2nd-Row Seats
2nd Row Side-Window Sunshades
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
2nd Row Seat Pass-Thru
Audi Beam-Rings
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Beam-Quattro
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Black Alcantara Headliner
CD/DVD Player
Interior Protection Package
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Black Cloth Headliner

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#131313
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A3A1A0
Espresso Brown, leatherette
#483F3D
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Black, leatherette
#B6A598
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BBA899
Ginger Beige/Espresso Brown, leatherette
#9E8B7C
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#936555
designo Espresso Brown Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#534A48
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#C4BDB9
Color: 
Black with Rock Gray stitching
#3F3F3F
Okapi Brown
#735143
Pando Gray with Rock Gray cross stitching
#606463
Pando Gray with Rock Gray cross stitching
#AD9980