Audi A8 L Petrol/Diesel AT Vs Mercedes Benz S Class Petrol/Diesel AT

Monday 08 Jun 2015, 3:26 PM

In the form of its new generation, Mercedes-Benz S Class is far ahead of its competition. It has already won multiple awards for its design and features. Sitting high above the general portfolio, the S Class is the flagship offering by the erstwhile German niche car makers. Targeting the affluent class and spoiling them with a plethora of options, the S-Class has everything to attract and lure the connoisseurs of luxury and performance. The all new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is available in two trims, the S500 Petrol and S350 CDI diesel. Both these variants are priced above a hefty sum of Rs 1 Crores ex-showroom.

To make its innings slightly difficult then the expectations, Audi, the leaders and pioneers of the luxury class, have the A8L which is also a flagship business suite edition of a sedan. The new A8L makes more power than before and comes with more comforting features. It also promises to take you generations ahead with its latest innovation of Matrix headlamps which make use of 25 small individual light-emitting diodes. Similarly priced as the Merc, the A8L is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1 Cr and above.

Exterior and Interior Design:  Audi A8L Vs Mercedes Benz S Class

True to its philosophy of the best or nothing, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class looks extremely futuristic. There is a new large radiator grille dipped in gallons of chrome with the Merc logo sitting on top with extreme pride and glory. The side has minimal elements which leave a great visual impact. It length looks gigantic yet elegant. This diesel comes with humble looking wheels unlike the S500 which gets sporty alloys with neatly exposed brake callipers.

Audi A8L Vs Mercedes Benz S Class
Audi A8L Vs Mercedes Benz S Class
 

It is an Audi and many traits are offered in the most generic way but take a step closer and you shall realise that the A8L doesn’t feel or resemble like other Audis. Sequential turning indicators, matrix headlights and a single piece radiator grille marks the arrival of an Audi A8L. The length of the A8 has gone up too and is now an S-Class rivalling 5265mm. Available as a long wheel base edition only; the amazing length of the A8 paired with a shorter height makes it look unique.

The gasoline powered S500 scores more in terms of comfort and other host of options which do not make way in the cheaper S350CDI. Instrumental screen is completely digital giving all possible messages on it. The central screen which is large in dimensions gives access to control almost anything and everything that one can possibly think of. The user interface of this screen is fantastic with amazing visual display of commands and functions. Not very far behind is the Audi A8L with its spread of options of 23 interior leather colours and 12 wooden inlays. The rear seats in the Audi A8L can be further reclined as per comfort with the help of electric buttons on the central armrest.

Performance: Audi A8L Vs Mercedes Benz S Class

Audi A8L Vs Mercedes Benz S Class

Audi A8L Vs Mercedes Benz S Class
 

The S-Class comes in a S500 variant which makes a meaty 453PS and 700Nm of torque with a 7G tronic 7 speed automatic transmission. The S350CDI makes 255PS and 620Nm of torque. The diesel too comes with the same gearbox. The Audi A8L features a torqueier diesel motor which makes 850Nm of torque. The 4L petrol engine makes 430PS of power and 600Nm of torque. It also gets a massive W12 variant which makes 500PS of power and 625Nm of torque. It comes equipped with an 8-Speed automatic transmission.

Conclusion: Audi A8L Vs Mercedes Benz S Class

If you want a more modern car with latest equipment level and uber loads of comfort and luxury, then the Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes sense but if you are tired already sighting many of these on the road, you can choose to unique and get yourself a niche car with German Cold culture, the A8L 

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