2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2018 Audi A8

black 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class set against silver 2018 Audi A8

When it comes to luxury cars, few brands hold as much appeal as Mercedes-Benz and Audi. Each one offers an outstanding selection of sedans, allowing shoppers to find a model that suits them. Take the S-Class and A8, for example. Both sedans have a lot to offer the modern driver, but one clearly stands out from the pack.

Come along with us as we explore the key differences and similarities between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and 2018 Audi A8. Then, you will be able to make a well-informed decision as to which model is best for you.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan


2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro

362-hp, Turbocharged 3.0L V6 Base Engine 333-hp, Supercharged 3.0L V6
18.7 cubic feet Cargo Volume 14.2 cubic feet
Standard Heated Front Seats Standard
Standard Navigation Standard

Similarities abound with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8, especially when it comes to the base trims for each model. In fact, the main differences pertain to power and cargo space, with the 2018 S-Class offering more than the Audi A8 in both categories. Both vehicles offer comfortable seating space for five passengers, a leather steering wheel, leather seats, a sunroof, and heated exterior mirrors with turn signal indicators, among a number of other similarities. In most cases, it all comes down to a difference of opinion when choosing between the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8.

Test Drive the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in Lexington, KY

If you're leaning more toward the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, we certainly don't blame you! On top of the elements mentioned above, the S-Class has so much more to offer the modern driver. Standard elements include 16-way power front seats, LED ambient lighting, COMAND® system with touchpad controller, ATTENTION ASSIST®, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto integration, and so much more.

When you are ready to get up close and personal with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, we invite you to schedule a test drive with our team at James Motor Company.