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

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the car that every car looks up to and every driver can’t wait to get into. Treating every passenger with premium comforts and upscale conveniences, the S-Class Sedan delivers a first-class experience. The following 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan vs 2018 Audi A8 L model comparison highlights the superiority of the beloved flagship model.

The 2018 S-Class Sedan and Audi A8 L are competitively priced for their segment, but a closer look reveals that the S-Class offers drivers much more value for the price. Both S-Class Sedan engine options are more powerful than the A8 L’s options. All that extra power doesn’t require much sacrifice either, as the two sedans achieve nearly identical fuel economy. The S-Class also offers a brand-new comfort system featuring six wellness programs including comfort, joy, and freshness.

2018 S-Class Sedan vs 2018 Audi A8 L

2018 Mercedes-Benz

S-Class Sedan


2018 Audi

A8 L

$89,900* Starting MSRP $82,500
362-hp 3.0L V6 or 463-hp 4.0L V8 Engine Specs 333-hp 3.0 TFSI or 450-hp 4.0 TFSI
155 MPH Top Speed 130 MPH
Up to 19 city / 28 hwy Max Fuel Economy (MPG) Up to 19 city / 29 hwy


2018 S-Class Sedan Cabin Features

The 2018 S-Class Sedan’s cabin treats every passenger to a first-class driving experience. The sedan’s new ENERGIZING Comfort Control system—a production-car first—coordinates the climate control, Air Balance fragrance, ambient lighting, audio, massaging seats, and heated armrests to create one of six wellness programs chosen by the driver. The programs appeal to all the senses to improve mood and well-being, lasting ten minutes each. From premium conveniences to innovative comfort features to enhanced connectivity systems, the S-Class defines luxury. Driver and passengers alike will never be without quality entertainment, comfort, and security. 

Check out some of the features offered on the 2018 S-Class Sedan:

  • Five Years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect
  • Heated Front and Rear Seats
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • 64-Color/3-Zone LED Ambient Lighting
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • 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 Arrowhead for details.