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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2017 Audi R8

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® S 63


5.5L AMG® Biturbo V8

577 HP

3.9 Seconds






2017 Audi R8


5.2L V10

540 HP

3.5 Seconds

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2017 Audi R8

Front seats of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

When investing more than $100,000, would you like performance or luxury? This a common theme across the performance automobile industry, but the price, wouldn't you rather have both? When it comes to the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG® S 63 you absolutely can have both, but the Audi R8 is a little out of place when you see it away from the track. 

The Mercedes-Benz AMG® S 63 and the 2017 Audi R8 are actually very similar vehicles, despite their different looks. In fact, the S 63 and the R8 are priced only $250 apart. Likewise, the S 65 and the R8 V10 Plus are also close together in terms of price and performance. The biggest difference between the S 63 and the Audi R8 is that the R8 is a machine that is built strictly for performance. The S 63, was actually built to be a luxury car but when AMG® got its hands on it, it was inevitable that the S-Class would become a super car among the likes of which no one has ever seen.

Comfortable Power

As you can see, the S 63 actually has a smaller engine with more horsepower than the R8, but this isn't the reason why insist the S-Class is better than the R8. The best reason for being bias towards the S 63 are the active multicontour front seats with massage. The seats are also heated, ventilated, and adjustable in 12 different directions. There is just something about adjusting the cabin fragrance system while pulling a cold beverage out of the refrigerated glove box that makes the decision an easy one. If you want to have your cake and eat it too, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is all you need to know. If you have any questions about the S-Class or any of its variations, come to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today to take one for a test drive!

Front seats of the 2017 Audi R8