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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2018 Audi A8 L

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the top luxury models in the industry--world renowned for its upscale cabin space for both front and rear passengers, exhilarating performance, and stunning design. See how it compares to another popular luxury sedan in the following 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2018 Audi A8 L comparison. 

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8 L are relatively close in price, but the S-Class' higher starting price indicates that it offers more standard features to enjoy. Both models offer two engine options, but both S-Class engine options are more powerful than the A8 L's options. Both sedans sprint from 0-60 MPH in less than 5.5 seconds, but the S-Class offers a higher top speed for a more thrilling experience. Lastly, both models achieve impressive city and highway fuel economy.

2018 S-Class Sedan in Silver vs 2018 Audi A8 L in Silver

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan


2018 Audi A8 L

$89,900* Starting MSRP $82,500

362-hp 3.0L V6 / 463-hp 4.0L V8

Engine Specs

333-hp 3.0L 6-cylinder / 450-hp 4.0L 8-cylinder

5.4 - 4.6 seconds & 155 MPH

0-60 MPH Acceleration Time & Top Speed

5.5 - 4.4 seconds & 130 MPH

Up to 19 city / 28 highway MPG Fuel Economy Up to 19 city / 29 highway MPG


2018 S-Class Sedan Technology Features

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan offers a first-class driving experience like no other thanks to a host of advanced technology features and smart safety systems. One of the most notable standard technology features on the luxury sedan is the Energizing Comfort Control system. A production-car first, the Energizing Comfort Control system coordinates various comfort systems like ambient lighting, the massaging and heated seats, and climate control to provide ultimate comfort to the driver. The system includes six ten-minute programs including Freshness, Vitality, and Comfort.

Other technology features offered on the 2018 S-Class Sedan include the following: 

  • Five Years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect
  • 12.3" Central Display
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Heated and Ventilated Rear Seats
  • Car-to-X Communication
  • Blind Spot Assist

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, and registration. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale for details.

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