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2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2016 Audi A8

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Audi A8 both sit on the top of the hill of luxury in the automotive world. When you finally "make it", these are two cars that you might consider making your own, but how do you know you are putting your investment in the right place?

On the outside, these cars could be related. They both look sophisticated and important with athleticism on the side. Their exterior dimensions could lead you to think one copied the other and the interiors both feature the latest in automotive technology and comfort, but they still are very different cars, made by two very different manufacturers. 

2016 Mercedes-AMG S63 Sedan VS 2016 Audi A8 L W12
$143,250 MSRP $137,900
5.5L AMG Biturbo V8 Engine 6.3L FSI W12
577 HP Horsepower 500 HP
15/23 MPG City/Hwy Efficiency 14/22 MPG City/Hwy


Mercedes-AMG Attention to Detail 

The first and largest difference is the engine. The Mercedes-Benz is available with a 12-cylinder engine, but that pushes it into the next price bracket. Because of this, you might think the Audi has more power than the AMG S63, but that simply isn't the case. The S63 comes with a handcrafted 5.5L biturbo V8 to make more than 75 horsepower than the Audi, and it has four less cylinders to deal with. The secret is in the way the engines are made. As an AMG model, each S63 gets a special handcrafted engine that is literally built with love, leading to a level of precision no other car company can achieve.

The Mercedes-AMG S63 isn't the flagship S-Class for the Mercedes-Benz brand, but the Audi A8 absolutely is the top of the A lineup. This is a representation of the devotion to performance that Mercedes-Benz puts into every car that leaves the factory. With the A8, Audi is basically maxed out on power and performance, but Mercedes-Benz is just playing around with the S63, probably just to shame the A8! 

When it comes to the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs the 2016 Audi A8, the A8 simply cannot keep up with the S-Class. If you are going to invest six figures into a sedan, your money is safer in the Mercedes-Benz. If you have any questions about either of these cars or our specific inventory, contact today at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead!

2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class' steering wheel
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class from above
Clock inside the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the spotlight