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    Audi A8 L vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    CarWale brings you comparison of Audi A8 L and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Audi A8 L price is ₹ 1.58 Crore and Mercedes-Benz S-Class price is ₹ 1.42 Crore. The Audi A8 L is available in 2995 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol and Mercedes-Benz S-Class is available in 2925 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Diesel. A8 L provides the mileage of 12 kmpl and S-Class provides the mileage of 13.89 kmpl.

    A8 L vs S-Class Comparison Overview

    Key HighlightsA8 L S-Class
    Price₹ 1.58 Crore₹ 1.42 Crore
    Engine Capacity2995 cc2925 cc
    Power335 bhp282 bhp
    TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter)Automatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
    Audi A8 L
    Audi A8 L
    55 TFSI quattro
    ₹ 1.58 Crore
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
    Mercedes-Benz S-Class
    ₹ 1.42 Crore
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
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    Specifications and Finance

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    • Engine & Transmission

      Engine2995 cc, 6 Cylinders In V Shape, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC2925 cc, 6 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
      Engine Type3.0L Twin-Turbocharged FSI V6 MHEVOM656 Turbocharged I6
      Fuel Type PetrolDiesel
      Max Power (bhp@rpm)335 bhp @ 5000 rpm282 bhp @ 3400 rpm
      Max Torque (Nm@rpm)500 Nm @ 1370 rpm600 Nm @ 1200 rpm
      Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)1213.89
      Driving Range (Km)864972.3
      DrivetrainAWDRWD
      TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport ModeAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 9 Gears, Sport Mode
      Emission StandardBS 6BS 6
      Turbocharger/SuperchargerTwin TurboTurbocharged
      Battery48 Volt
      OthersRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/StopRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/Stop
    • Dimensions & Weight

      Length (mm)53025255
      Width (mm)19451899
      Height (mm)14851494
      Wheelbase (mm)31283165
      Ground Clearance (mm)140
      Kerb Weight (kg)2030
    • Capacity

      Doors (Doors)44
      Seating Capacity (Person)45
      No of Seating Rows (Rows)22
      Bootspace (litres)505530
      Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)7270
    • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

      Front SuspensionFive-link front axle; tubular anti-roll bar air spring suspensionIndependent, Multi-link, 'Airmatic' air springs
      Rear SuspensionFive-link rear axle tubular anti-roll bar; air spring suspensionIndependent, Multi-link, 'Airmatic' air springs
      Front Brake TypeDiscVentilated Disc
      Rear Brake TypeDiscVentilated Disc
      Minimum Turning Radius (metres)6.456.15
      Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)
      WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
      Spare WheelSpace SaverSpace Saver
      Front Tyres255 / 45 R19245 / 50 R18
      Rear Tyres255 / 45 R19245 / 50 R18

    Features

    • Safety

      Airbags6 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)8 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side, 2 Rear Passenger Side)
      Middle rear three-point seatbelt
      Middle Rear Head Rest
      Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
      Child Seat Anchor Points
      Seat Belt Warning
    • Braking & Traction

      Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
      Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
      Brake Assist (BA)
      Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
      Four-Wheel-DriveTorque-On-Demand
      Hill Hold Control
      Traction Control System (TC/TCS)
      Ride Height Adjustment
      Differential LockElectronic
    • Locks & Security

      Engine immobilizer
      Central LockingKeylessKeyless
      Speed Sensing Door Lock
      Child Safety Lock
    • Comfort & Convenience

      Air ConditionerYes (Automatic Four Zone)Yes (Automatic Four Zone)
      Front ACTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Rear ACTwo Zones, Vents Behind Front Armrest and on Pillars, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Vents Behind Front Armrest, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Heater
      Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Anti-glare MirrorsElectronic - AllElectronic - All
      Parking Assist360 Camera360 Camera
      Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Cruise Control
      Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
      Keyless Start/ Button Start
      Steering AdjustmentElectric Tilt & TelescopicElectric Tilt & Telescopic
      12V Power Outlets22
    • Seats & Upholstery

      Driver Seat Adjustment16 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down, shoulder support forward / back) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest forward / back)12 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, seat base angle up / down, extended thigh support forward / back)
      Front Passenger Seat Adjustment16 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down, shoulder support forward / back) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest forward / back)12 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, seat base angle up / down, extended thigh support forward / back)
      Rear Row Seat Adjustment10 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest forward / back)12 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down, extended thigh support forward / back)
      Seat UpholsteryLeatherLeather
      Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
      Leather-wrapped Gear Knob
      Driver Armrest
      Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
      Ventilated SeatsAllAll
      Ventilated Seat TypeHeated and cooledHeated and cooled
      InteriorsDual ToneDual Tone
      Interior ColoursBlack, Merino Gray / Meteorite Gray, Merlot Red / Black, Metropolis Gray / Granite Gray, Mother-of-Pearl / Sapwood Brown, Nutmeg Brown / Black, Nutmeg Brown / Tourmaline Blue, Saiga Beige / Black, Sard Brown / BlackBlack, Silk Beige / Espresso Brown
      Rear ArmrestWith Audio controls & Cup holder
      Front Seatback Pockets
      Head-restsFront & RearFront & Rear
    • Storage

      Cup HoldersFront & RearFront & Rear
      Driver Armrest Storage
      Sunglass Holder
    • Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

      Power WindowsFront & RearFront & Rear
      One Touch -DownAllAll
      One Touch - UpAllAll
      Adjustable ORVMElectrically Adjustable & RetractableElectrically Adjustable & Retractable
      Turn Indicators on ORVM
      Rear Defogger
      Exterior Door HandlesChromeBody Coloured
      Rain-sensing Wipers
      Interior Door HandlesChromeChrome
      Door PocketsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Side Window BlindsRear - electricRear - electric
      Boot-lid OpenerElectric Opening and ClosingElectric Opening and Closing
      Rear Windshield BlindElectricElectric
      Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)Body ColouredBody Coloured
    • Exterior

      Sunroof / MoonroofPanoramic SunroofPanoramic Sunroof
      Roof Mounted Antenna
      Body-Coloured Bumpers
      Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe
      Rub - StripsChrome Inserts
    • Lighting

      Daytime Running LightsLEDLED
      Ambient Interior LightingMulti-colourMulti-colour
      Puddle Lamps
      Fog LightsLEDLED on front, LED on rear
      HeadlightsLEDLED
      Automatic Head Lamps
      Follow me home headlamps
      Tail LightsLEDLED
      Cabin LampsFront and RearFront and Rear
      Headlight Height Adjuster
      Glove Box Lamp
      Lights on Vanity MirrorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Rear Reading LampBoth Sides
      Cornering HeadlightsIntelligentIntelligent
    • Instrumentation

      Instrument ClusterDigitalDigital
      Trip MeterElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
      Average Fuel Consumption
      Average Speed
      Distance to Empty
      ClockDigitalAnalogue
      Low Fuel Level Warning
      Door Ajar Warning
      Adjustable Cluster Brightness
      Gear Indicator
      Shift IndicatorDynamicDynamic
      TachometerDigitalDigital
      Instantaneous Consumption
    • Entertainment, Information & Communication

      Smart ConnectivityAndroid Auto (Yes), Apple Car Play (Yes)Android Auto (Yes), Apple Car Play (Yes)
      Integrated (in-dash) Music System
      DisplayTouch-screen DisplayLCD Display
      Display Screen for Rear Passengers
      GPS Navigation System
      Speakers6+6+
      USB Compatibility
      Aux Compatibility
      Bluetooth CompatibilityPhone & Audio StreamingPhone & Audio Streaming
      MP3 Playback
      CD Player
      DVD Playback
      AM/FM Radio
      iPod Compatibility
      Internal Hard-drive
      Steering mounted controls
      Voice Command
    • Manufacturer Warranty

      Battery Warranty (Kilometres)
      Warranty (Years)22
      Warranty (Kilometres)UnlimitedUnlimited

    Expert's Take

    Good Things
    • Elegant design with massive proportions
    • Feature packed
    • Impeccably designed cabin 
    • Ultimate luxury sedan.
    • Lots of clever tech.
    • Refinement.
    Could be Better
    • Expensive than rivals
    • Limited powertrain options
    • Twin infotainment displays are fiddly to use
    • Low ground clearance.
    • Expensive.
    • Too big for urban driving.

    Colours

    Moonlight Blue Metallic
    Cavansite Blue Metallic
    Navarra Blue Metallic
    Ruby Black Metallic
    Seville Red Metallic
    Obsidian Black Metallic
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    Vesuvius Grey Metallic
    Terra Grey Metallic
    Impala Beige Pearl effect
    Glacier White Metallic
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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.9/5

    14 Ratings

    14 Reviews

    5.0/5

    1 Rating

    1 Review
    Rating Parameters

    4.8Exterior

    5.0Exterior

    4.7Comfort

    4.5Comfort

    4.6Performance

    4.5Performance

    4.3Fuel Economy

    3.5Fuel Economy

    4.6Value for Money

    3.5Value for Money

    Most helpful review

    Audi A8 Review

    Great car! A must have given one have budget for it. But over all the car has the one of the best looks in this segment and offers the most unique features with a powerful engine..

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    Ultimate luxury car.

    The road presence and showroom experience was unremarkable. It's an amazing car with immense presence and industry-leading features with a ton of space. It is the most comfortable car in the world no matter which variant you choose to buy. I own the S450 and I'd recommend the Maybach S650 if you really want to experience the best of the best. But maintenance is extremely expensive especially for the petrol variants after 3-5 years as there are a billion things to go wrong. No matter the small grievances, buying an S-Class would definitely be the best decision you would've made in your life!

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    A8 L Vs S-Class Comparison FAQs

    Q: Which car is cheaper between Audi A8 L and Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

    Audi A8 L is priced at ₹ 1.58 Crore, whereas Mercedes-Benz S-Class is priced at ₹ 1.42 Crore. Hence Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the cheaper car amongst the two. For detailed comparison of A8 L vs S-Class, click here.

    Q: What are the pros and cons of Audi A8 L and Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

    Pros of A8 L are:

    • Elegant design with massive proportions
    • Feature packed
    • Impeccably designed cabin 

    Pros of S-Class are:

    • Ultimate luxury sedan.
    • Lots of clever tech.
    • Refinement.

    Cons of A8 L are:

    • Expensive than rivals
    • Limited powertrain options
    • Twin infotainment displays are fiddly to use

    Cons of S-Class are:

    • Low ground clearance.
    • Expensive.
    • Too big for urban driving.

    Q: Which car between A8 L and S-Class is better in terms of fuel economy?

    For the 55 TFSI quattro version, mileage of A8 L is 12 kmpl, whereas for the S 350d version, mileage of S-Class is 13.89 kmpl. Thus making S-Class the more fuel efficient as compared to A8 L.

    Q: How is the performance of A8 L compared to S-Class?

    For the 55 TFSI quattro version, 2995 cc Petrol engine of A8 L produces 335 bhp @ 5000 rpm of power and 500 Nm @ 1370 rpm of torque. Whereas for the S 350d version, 2925 cc Diesel engine of S-Class produces 282 bhp @ 3400 rpm of power and 600 Nm @ 1200 rpm of torque.
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