When the best just isn't enough, drivers look towards vehicles like the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® S 63 and the Audi A8 L W12. Yes, they cost as much a small house, and yes they weigh about as much as one too, but for the driver that needs luxury, performance, and style all in one package, these luxury vehicles will make themselves at home on the top of your wish list.
From top to bottom, the S 63 and the A8 L W12 share many common dimensions. In fact, both cars weigh exactly 4,806 pounds when they leave the factory. Even the MSRP and gas mileage numbers coincide with little to no variance. Whether or not these similarities are coincidental, we must look elsewhere to find which full-size sedan is the smarter purchase.
|2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® S 63 Sedan
|2017 Audi A8 L W12 Sedan
|5.5L AMG® Biturbo V8
|577 HP/664 lb-ft
|500 HP/463 lb-ft
One category that Mercedes-Benz does better than any other company in the world is power. Especially with Mercedes-Benz AMG® vehicles, no other automaker puts as much attention to detail and care into building engines, which is proven by the Mercedes-Benz one man, one engine promise. Each engine is carefully put together by the hands of an expert Mercedes-Benz engineer. Because of this, The S 63 is able to put out more horsepower and torque with a smaller displacement.
The S 63 uses a 5.5L AMG® Biturbo V8 engine to make 577 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. The 6.3L W12 in the Audi is powerful, but without biturbo technology, it is only able to make 500 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. This is a significant difference when you consider the price and 0-60 times of each luxury sedan. The A8 needs 4.4 seconds to get to 60, but the S 63 can do it in 3.9. This goes to show that even though these cars are extremely heavy, they can still outrun basically anyone on the road. If you have any questions about why the Mercedes-Benz AMG® S 63 is a better investment than the 2017 Audi A8 L W12, come to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today to take an S-Class for a test drive!