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    BMW 8 Series vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    CarWale brings you comparison of BMW 8 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The BMW 8 Series price is ₹ 1.31 Crore and Mercedes-Benz S-Class price is ₹ 1.42 Crore. The BMW 8 Series is available in 2998 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. 8 Series provides the mileage of 11.3 kmpl and S-Class provides the mileage of 13.89 kmpl.

    8 Series vs S-Class Comparison Overview

    Key Highlights8 Series S-Class
    Price₹ 1.31 Crore₹ 1.42 Crore
    Engine Capacity2998 cc2925 cc
    Power335 bhp282 bhp
    TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter)Automatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypePetrolDiesel
    BMW 8 Series
    BMW 8 Series
    840i Gran Coupe
    ₹ 1.31 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

      Engine2998 cc, 6 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC2925 cc, 6 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
      Engine TypeB58 Turbocharged I6OM656 Turbocharged I6
      Fuel Type PetrolDiesel
      Max Power (bhp@rpm)335 bhp @ 5000 rpm282 bhp @ 3400 rpm
      Max Torque (Nm@rpm)500 Nm @ 1600 rpm600 Nm @ 1200 rpm
      Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)11.313.89
      Driving Range (Km)768972.3
      DrivetrainRWDRWD
      TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport ModeAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 9 Gears, Sport Mode
      Emission StandardBS 6BS 6
      Turbocharger/SuperchargerTurbochargedTurbocharged
      OthersRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/StopRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/Stop
    • Dimensions & Weight

      Length (mm)50825255
      Width (mm)19321899
      Height (mm)14071494
      Wheelbase (mm)30233165
      Ground Clearance (mm)128140
      Kerb Weight (kg)1875
    • Capacity

      Doors (Doors)44
      Seating Capacity (Person)55
      No of Seating Rows (Rows)22
      Bootspace (litres)440530
      Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)6870
    • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

      Front SuspensionDouble wishbone with adaptive variable shock absorberIndependent, Multi-link, 'Airmatic' air springs
      Rear SuspensionMulti-link with adaptive variable shock absorberIndependent, Multi-link, 'Airmatic' air springs
      Front Brake TypeVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
      Rear Brake TypeVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
      Minimum Turning Radius (metres)6.156.15
      Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)
      WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
      Spare WheelSpace SaverSpace Saver
      Front Tyres245 / 45 R18245 / 50 R18
      Rear Tyres275 / 40 R18245 / 50 R18

    Features

    • Safety

      Airbags6 Airbags (Driver, 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)Optional
      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)
      Hill Hold Control
      Traction Control System (TC/TCS)
      Ride Height Adjustment
      Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
    • Locks & Security

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

      Air ConditionerYes (Automatic Dual Zone)Yes (Automatic Four Zone)
      Front ACTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Rear ACBlower, Vents Behind Front Armrest, Common Fan Speed ControlTwo Zones, Vents Behind Front Armrest, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Heater
      Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Cabin-Boot Access
      Anti-glare MirrorsElectronic - Internal & DriverElectronic - All
      Parking AssistReverse Camera with Guidance360 Camera
      Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Cruise Control
      Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
      Keyless Start/ Button Start
      Steering AdjustmentElectric Tilt & TelescopicElectric Tilt & Telescopic
      12V Power Outlets2
    • Seats & Upholstery

      Driver Seat Adjustment6 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down)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 Adjustment6 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down)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 Adjustment12 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
      Driver Armrest
      Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
      Ventilated SeatsAll
      Ventilated Seat TypeHeated and cooled
      InteriorsDual ToneDual Tone
      Interior ColoursIvory White / Black, Black, Cognac / BlackBlack, Silk Beige / Espresso Brown
      Rear ArmrestWith Audio controls & Cup holder
      Folding Rear SeatFull
      Split Rear Seat40:20:40 split
      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 HandlesBody ColouredBody 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
    • Lighting

      Daytime Running LightsLEDLED
      Ambient Interior LightingMulti-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
      Heads Up Display (HUD)
      TachometerDigitalDigital
      Instantaneous Consumption
    • Entertainment, Information & Communication

      Gesture Control
      Smart ConnectivityAndroid Auto (No), Apple Car Play (No)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
    • Evocative looks
    • Supreme performance        
    • Practicality and advanced features
    • Ultimate luxury sedan.
    • Lots of clever tech.
    • Refinement.
    Could be Better
    • Unattractive CBU pricing
    • Competition offers better value
    • Low ground clearance 
    • Low ground clearance.
    • Expensive.
    • Too big for urban driving.

    Colours

    Sonic Speed Blue metallic
    Cavansite Blue Metallic
    Black Sapphire metallic
    Ruby Black Metallic
    Sunset Orange metallic
    Obsidian Black Metallic
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    Mineral White metallic
    Alpine White
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    8 Series Vs S-Class Comparison FAQs

    Q: Which car is cheaper between BMW 8 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

    BMW 8 Series is priced at ₹ 1.31 Crore, whereas Mercedes-Benz S-Class is priced at ₹ 1.42 Crore. Hence BMW 8 Series is the cheaper car amongst the two. For detailed comparison of 8 Series vs S-Class, click here.

    Q: What are the pros and cons of BMW 8 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

    Pros of 8 Series are:

    • Evocative looks
    • Supreme performance        
    • Practicality and advanced features

    Pros of S-Class are:

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

    Cons of 8 Series are:

    • Unattractive CBU pricing
    • Competition offers better value
    • Low ground clearance 

    Cons of S-Class are:

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

    Q: Which car between 8 Series and S-Class is better in terms of fuel economy?

    For the 840i Gran Coupe version, mileage of 8 Series is 11.3 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 8 Series.

    Q: How is the performance of 8 Series compared to S-Class?

    For the 840i Gran Coupe version, 2998 cc Petrol engine of 8 Series produces 335 bhp @ 5000 rpm of power and 500 Nm @ 1600 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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