2019 Mercedes-Benz S 450 4MATIC® vs 2019 Audi A8
Mercedes-Benz and Audi are compared quite often because they have a lot in common. Both are luxury automakers which means they deliver quality features not found in conventional automakers. Both also reside in Germany, which gives them both the luxury of the coveted German engineering. There are a few differences that set them apart though, and that’s what we’ll focus on here as we compare the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S 450 4MATIC® vs 2019 Audi A8.
The base flagship sedan for Mercedes-Benz, the S 450 4MATIC® belongs to the S-Class, which is the next level in luxury for Mercedes-Benz. Combining excellent performance with unmistaken interior craftsmanship, it edges out the A8 in performance with more horsepower as well as an extra transmission speed. Take a look at some of the other comparisons in the table below!
2019 Mercedes-Benz S 450 4MATIC®
2019 Audi A8 Base
|18 city/28 hwy mpg**||Fuel Efficiency||19 city/27 hwy mpg|
|9-Speed Automatic||Transmission||8-Speed Automatic|
|369 lb-ft||Torque||369 lb-ft|
|5.4 seconds||0 to 60 time||5.6 seconds|
|Standard||Front Power Lumbar||Standard|
|9||Number of Airbags||8|
|Standard||ATTENTION ASSIST®||Not Available|
|12.3 inches||Entertainment Screen Size||8 inches|
Luxury Features in the 2019 S 450 4MATIC®
These sedans are the pinnacle of luxury, delivering on multiple fronts. Despite boasting more horsepower, the S 450 4MATIC® gets a little better highway fuel efficiency. Performance features are further highlighted by perks like an ECO Start/Stop system which will turn off the engine whenever you stop to help save fuel. The system is so seamless you probably won’t even notice it as it starts back up immediately upon taking your foot off the brakes. DYNAMIC SELECT® is another feature found in the S 450 4MATIC® which allows drivers to choose the driving mode that best fits their driving personality.
Of course, performance isn’t the only area that the S 450 4MATIC® excels. Unlike the A8, the Mercedes-Benz sedan comes equipped with a standard 12.3-inch infotainment screen where you can access all your audio and entertainment needs as well as navigation routes. Connect your compatible smartphone with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and you’ll be able to access everything on your phone right there on the screen, including the ability to send texts and make phone calls. Other benefits include heated 16-way power front seats with memory, 64-color LED interior ambient lighting, and KEYLESS-START® along with a ton of options to choose from.
There’s only one Mercedes-Benz, and with such a rich heritage not matched by Audi, the S 450 4MATIC® is probably a better choice for most drivers. Learn more when you contact World Wide Motors and schedule a no-obligation test drive today!
*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.
**EPA estimated 18 MPG highway and 28 MPG city with 20.7-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.