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    Mercedes-Benz GLS vs Audi Q8

    CarWale brings you comparison of Mercedes-Benz GLS and Audi Q8. The Mercedes-Benz GLS price is ₹ 1.05 Crore and Audi Q8 price is ₹ 99.02 Lakh. The Mercedes-Benz GLS is available in 2925 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Diesel and Audi Q8 is available in 2995 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol. GLS provides the mileage of 12.5 kmpl and Q8 provides the mileage of 9.8 kmpl.

    GLS vs Q8 Comparison Overview

    Key HighlightsGLS Q8
    Price₹ 1.05 Crore₹ 99.02 Lakh
    Engine Capacity2925 cc2995 cc
    Power326 bhp335 bhp
    TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter)Automatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypeDieselPetrol
    Mercedes-Benz GLS
    ₹ 1.05 Crore
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
    Audi Q8
    Audi Q8
    Celebration
    ₹ 99.02 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
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    Specifications and Finance

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    • Engine & Transmission

      Acceleration (0-100 kmph) (seconds)5.9
      Top Speed (Kmph)250
      Engine2925 cc, 6 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC2995 cc, 6 Cylinders In V Shape, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
      Engine TypeOM656 Turbocharged I63.0L Turbocharged FSI V6
      Fuel Type DieselPetrol
      Max Power (bhp@rpm)326 bhp @ 3600 rpm335 bhp @ 5000 rpm
      Max Torque (Nm@rpm)700 Nm @ 1200 rpm500 Nm @ 1370 rpm
      Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)12.59.8
      Driving Range (Km)1125833
      DrivetrainAWDAWD
      TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 9 Gears, Paddle Shift, Sport ModeAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport Mode
      Emission StandardBS 6BS 6
      Turbocharger/SuperchargerTurbochargedTurbocharged
      OthersIdle Start/StopRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/Stop
    • Dimensions & Weight

      Length (mm)52074986
      Width (mm)21571995
      Height (mm)18231705
      Wheelbase (mm)31352995
      Ground Clearance (mm)200
      Kerb Weight (kg)25052170
    • Capacity

      Doors (Doors)55
      Seating Capacity (Person)75
      No of Seating Rows (Rows)32
      Bootspace (litres)493605
      Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)9085
    • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

      Front SuspensionIndependent, Double Wishbone, Air Suspension with Adaptive DampingFive-link Suspension with Tubular Anti-roll Bar and Adaptive Air Springs
      Rear SuspensionIndependent, Multi-link, Air Suspension with Adaptive DampingFive-link Suspension with Tubular Anti-roll Bar and Adaptive Air Springs
      Front Brake TypeVentilated DiscDisc
      Rear Brake TypeVentilated DiscDisc
      Minimum Turning Radius (metres)66.65
      Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)
      WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
      Spare WheelSpace SaverSpace Saver
      Front Tyres275 / 45 R21275 / 50 R20
      Rear Tyres40 R21275 / 50 R20

    Features

    • Safety

      NCAP RatingNot Tested5 Star (Euro NCAP)
      Airbags9 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Knee, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side, 2 Rear 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-DemandTorque-On-Demand
      Hill Hold Control
      Traction Control System (TC/TCS)
      Ride Height Adjustment
      Hill Descent Control
      Differential LockElectronic
    • Locks & Security

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

      Air ConditionerYes (Automatic Five Zone)Yes (Automatic Dual Zone)
      Front ACTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Rear ACTwo Zones, Vents Behind Front Armrest and on Roof, Individual Fan Speed ControlsBlower, Vents Behind Front Armrest and on Pillars, Common Fan Speed Control
      Third Row ACVents on Roof , Fan Speed Controls
      Heater
      Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Cabin-Boot Access
      Anti-glare MirrorsElectronic - AllElectronic - All
      Parking Assist360 CameraReverse Camera with Guidance
      Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Cruise Control
      Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
      Keyless Start/ Button Start
      Steering AdjustmentTilt & TelescopicElectric Tilt & Telescopic
      12V Power Outlets22
    • Telematics

      Remote Car Light Flashing & Honking Via app
      Geo-Fence
      Remote Sunroof Open/Close Via app
      Over The Air (OTA) Updates
      Check Vehicle Status Via App
      Remote Car Lock/Unlock Via app
      Emergency Call
      Find My Car
    • Seats & Upholstery

      Driver Seat Adjustment14 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, extended thigh support forward / back)12 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Front Passenger Seat Adjustment14 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, extended thigh support forward / back)12 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Rear Row Seat Adjustment6 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
      Third Row Seat Adjustment2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Seat UpholsteryArtificial LeatherLeather
      Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
      Leather-wrapped Gear Knob
      Driver Armrest
      Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
      3rd Row Seats TypeBench
      Ventilated SeatsFront only
      Ventilated Seat TypeHeated and cooled
      InteriorsDual ToneDual Tone
      Interior ColoursMacchiato Beige / Black, Espresso Brown / Black, Anthracite / BlackBlack, Metropolis Gray / Black, Okapi Brown / Black, Saiga Beige / Black
      Rear ArmrestWith Cup Holder
      Folding Rear SeatFullFull
      Split Rear Seat40:20:40 split40:20:40 split
      Split Third Row Seat50:50 split
      Front Seatback Pockets
      Head-restsFront, Second & ThirdFront & Rear
    • Storage

      Cup HoldersFront & RearFront & Rear
      Driver Armrest Storage
      Sunglass Holder
      Third Row Cup Holders
    • 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
      Rear Wiper
      Exterior Door HandlesBody ColouredBody Coloured
      Rain-sensing Wipers
      Interior Door HandlesChromeChrome
      Door PocketsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Side Window BlindsRear - electric
      Boot-lid OpenerInternal with RemoteElectric Opening and Closing
      Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)Dual ToneBody Coloured
    • Exterior

      Sunroof / MoonroofPanoramic SunroofPanoramic Sunroof
      Roof Mounted Antenna
      Body-Coloured Bumpers
      Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe
      Body KitCladding - Body ColouredCladding - Black/Grey
      Rub - StripsBlackBlack
    • Lighting

      Daytime Running LightsLEDLED
      Ambient Interior LightingMulti-colourMulti-colour
      Puddle Lamps
      Fog LightsLED on front, LED on rearLED 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 Lamp
      Cornering HeadlightsIntelligentIntelligent
    • Instrumentation

      Instrument ClusterDigitalDigital
      Trip MeterElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
      Average Fuel Consumption
      Average Speed
      Distance to Empty
      ClockDigitalDigital
      Low Fuel Level Warning
      Door Ajar Warning
      Adjustable Cluster Brightness
      Gear Indicator
      Shift IndicatorDynamic
      Heads Up Display (HUD)
      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
      DisplayLCD DisplayTouch-screen Display
      Display Screen for Rear Passengers
      GPS Navigation System
      Speakers6+6+
      USB Compatibility
      Aux Compatibility
      Bluetooth CompatibilityPhone & Audio StreamingPhone & Audio Streaming
      MP3 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 Opinion

    Good Things
    • Powerful engines
    • Loaded with creature comforts
    • Endless personalisation options
    • New Audi flagship is massive, imposing and sporty
    • Best equipment from the carmaker currently
    • Underpinnings and powertrain shared with Urus
    Could be Better
    • Feels cumbersome to drive in city
    • Last row is a squeeze
    • Expensive
    • Expensive because it takes CBU route in India
    • Limited powertrain options

    Colours

    Obsidian Black
    Deep Black Metallic
    Cavansite Blue
    Galaxy Blue Metallic
    Selenite Grey
    Argus Brown Metallic
    Mojave Silver
    Barrique Brown Metallic
    Hyacinth Red
    Floret Silver Metallic
    Polar White
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    Cobra Beige Metallic
    Carrara White Metallic
    Dragon Orange Metallic
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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.0/5

    10 Ratings

    10 Reviews

    5.0/5

    2 Ratings

    2 Reviews
    Rating Parameters

    4.9Exterior

    4.7Exterior

    4.9Comfort

    4.9Comfort

    4.9Performance

    4.7Performance

    3.8Fuel Economy

    4.3Fuel Economy

    4.4Value for Money

    4.7Value for Money

    Most helpful review

    One of the best Mercedes for Indian roads

    Affordable package for a very computable segment. Even the Mercedes GLs is a very capable off-roader as I had took it to mines. It can also be named as Suv s-class as the front as well as the rear seats are very comfortable.

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    Its main to see to get it

    Its my best choice to get it. its feature's are too amazing and with best comfort level and it maintain its brand value and best of all. its important for safety too, so its matter of choice but its matter the most.

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    GLS Vs Q8 Comparison FAQs

    Q: Which car is cheaper between Mercedes-Benz GLS and Audi Q8?

    Mercedes-Benz GLS is priced at ₹ 1.05 Crore, whereas Audi Q8 is priced at ₹ 99.02 Lakh. Hence Audi Q8 is the cheaper car amongst the two. For detailed comparison of GLS vs Q8, click here.

    Q: What are the pros and cons of Mercedes-Benz GLS and Audi Q8?

    Pros of GLS are:

    • Powerful engines
    • Loaded with creature comforts
    • Endless personalisation options

    Pros of Q8 are:

    • New Audi flagship is massive, imposing and sporty
    • Best equipment from the carmaker currently
    • Underpinnings and powertrain shared with Urus

    Cons of GLS are:

    • Feels cumbersome to drive in city
    • Last row is a squeeze
    • Expensive

    Cons of Q8 are:

    • Expensive because it takes CBU route in India
    • Limited powertrain options

    Q: Which car between GLS and Q8 is better in terms of fuel economy?

    For the 400d 4MATIC version, mileage of GLS is 12.5 kmpl, whereas for the Celebration version, mileage of Q8 is 9.8 kmpl. Thus making GLS the more fuel efficient as compared to Q8.

    Q: How is the performance of GLS compared to Q8?

    For the 400d 4MATIC version, 2925 cc Diesel engine of GLS produces 326 bhp @ 3600 rpm of power and 700 Nm @ 1200 rpm of torque. Whereas for the Celebration version, 2995 cc Petrol engine of Q8 produces 335 bhp @ 5000 rpm of power and 500 Nm @ 1370 rpm of torque.
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