2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs Audi A8
Good luxury sedans are a bit of a paradox. On one hand, their goal is to make the feeling of riding in a car not feel like riding at all. With insulation from cabin noise, standard autonomous driving features and power-adjustable, leather seating, the goal seems to be to bring your living room into the cabin of a car. On the other hand, they’re fast – really, really fast. Good luxury sedans place industry-leading technology, expansive feature sets and high-end comfort behind some of the most high-performance engines that are street legal.
Two of the top vehicles within this classification are both products of “German engineering.” The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is designed to evoke feelings of wealth and luxury. Its commanding exterior, signature grille and spacious interior are sophisticated and quiet. The 2018 Audi A8 L, likewise evokes feelings of passion and power. Here’s how they compare:
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan
2018 Audi A8 L Sedan
|362-hp (S 450 4MATIC®)||Standard Horsepower||333-hp (3.0 TFSI®)|
|603-hp (AMG® S 63)||Maximum Class Horsepower||450-hp (4.0 TFSI®)|
|Standard||Active Safety Features||Standard|
|12.3” High Resolution||Driver Information Screen||7”|
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Benefits
Following the lead of Mercedes-Benz, the 2018 Audi A8 brings high-quality construction and safety technology to the market. With class-leading interior space and technology, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class looks unlikely to be unseated as the luxury sedan leader.
Available in four models, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers top-of-the-line comfort, technology and finish. The base 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 features a 3.0L V6 Biturbo engine that provides over 360-horsepower, taking the S-Class entry model from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
Standard safety and autonomous driving features begin with the base S 450 4MATIC® providing active brake assist, attention assist, adaptive high beam assist, lane keeping assist, blind spot assist and more. Optional features include active steering assist, evasive steering assist and active lane change assist which allows convenient automatic lane-changing at highway speeds.
The top-level Mercedes-AMG® S 63 delivers a breathtaking 603-horsepower, which allows drivers to get to 60 miles per hour from a stop in 3.4 seconds. Outfitted with handcrafted AMG® styling, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® S 63 provides the highest level of thrill and comfort available in a four-door sedan.
Drivers who want extravagance, rather than just luxury can choose the 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S 560 which features an extended wheelbase, statesman-level interior refinements and the Car-to-X communication system, paving the road for autonomous driving in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the zenith of technology, comfort and style. Test drive an S-Class sedan today!
Tech Features in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class represents the peak of performance and technology in a luxury sedan class. With a reputation for being the first ones to implement benchmark technology, Mercedes-Benz does not disappoint with the 2018 flagship class.
*European models shown