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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2019 Audi A8

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is well-known for being a desirable vehicle, especially with all of the luxury features it offers. But did you know it’s also pretty powerful in its own right? Now you do! To prove this, we’ve taken some specs and features of not only the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S 450, but also from a common competitor: the 2019 Audi A8. Find out what you can expect to see on these two models, and how well the S 450 holds up against the A8.

While the S-Class has many great features to look at, this will be more of an engine spec comparison. Since we are focusing primarily on power for this comparison, we’ve taken the acceleration, horsepower, top speed, and transmission specs for both of these vehicles. That way, you’ll know exactly what to expect with the engine specs. Now that we have the intro out of the way, let’s get started!

2019 MB S 450 exterior front fascia and passenger side  vs 2019 Audi A8 exterior back fascia and drivers side

2019 Mercedes-Benz S 450


2019 Audi A8

5.0 sec Acceleration 5.6 sec
362 hp / 369 lb.-ft. Horsepower/Torque 335 hp / 369 lb.-ft.
130 mph Top speed 130 mph
9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission

Advantages of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

As you can see, you can expect a faster acceleration on the S 450. While the Audi A8 does have a respectable 5.6 miles per hour acceleration, the S 450 can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds. That’s an improvement over the A8.

This faster acceleration is partially because the S 450 is a more powerful vehicle. You’ll have 362 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque on the S 450. While the A8 actually does have the same amount of torque, it does have noticeably less horsepower.

Despite this, both vehicles do have 130 mph as their top speed. However, if you are looking for a 9-speed automatic transmission, you’ll want to go with the S 450, which has the 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic.

There is so much more to the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class than what we can fit into one small table. If you want to learn more about what this vehicle has to offer you then please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale. Our team of professionals would love to tell you more!

*2018 models shown