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Compare Mercedes S-class W222 facelift [AMG S 63 L 4MATIC] vs Audi S8 D4 [S8] vs Audi S8 D5

Reviews

Neo score
87%
86%
83%
Pros
  • The last of the M279 bi-turbo V12s
  • Return of I6 engines
  • Superb suspension setup
  • Ingenious MBC hydraulic suspension
  • Rather good styling
  • Powerful V8TT engine
  • Great suspension setup
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Good performance
  • Great comfort
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
Cons
  • S63 AMG became AWD only
  • Downsized drivetrain with high turbo boost
  • Somewhat over-styled yet still generic
  • Too many electronics
  • Questionable long-term reliability
  • Uglier than before
  • No real difference in drivetrain from the D4 S8 except more emission-related complexities

Price

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Variants

AMG S 63 L 4MATIC
AMG S 65 L
S 350d L 4MATIC
S 350d 4MATIC
S 350d
S 350d L
S 400d 4MATIC
S 400d L 4MATIC
S 400d L
S 400d
S 450 4MATIC
S 450 L 4MATIC
S 450
S 450 L
S 500 L
S 500
S 560 L 4MATIC
S 560 4MATIC
S 560 L
S 560
S 560e L
S 600 L
S8
S8 Plus

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
510 L / 18.0 cu-ft
520 L / 18.4 cu-ft
505 L / 17.8 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
13.5 L / 14.3 qt
14.8 L / 15.6 qt
16.3 L / 17.2 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
9.0 L / 9.5 qt
8.7 L / 9.2 qt
9.5 L / 10.0 qt
Fuel Capacity
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
Passengers
4
5
5
Payload
750 kg / 1653 lbs
600 kg / 1323 lbs
615 kg / 1356 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Offroad | Approach Angle
11.0 deg
11.0 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle
10.5 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
13.7 deg
14.0 deg
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Multi-link
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Multi-link
Tire Size
Front wheel tires: 255/45 R19 Rear wheel tires: 285/40 R19
265/40 R20
265/40 R20
Turning Circle
12.3 m / 40.5 ft
12.3 m / 40.3 ft
11.4 m / 37.4 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
13.5 kWh (gross)
Body Style
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan
4-door mild-hybrid Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
118 mm / 4.6 in
Size | Height
1499 mm / 59.0 in
1458 mm / 57.4 in
1475 mm / 58.1 in
Size | Length
5294 mm / 208.4 in
5147 mm / 202.6 in
5190 mm / 204.3 in
Size | Width
1914 mm / 75.4 in
1949 mm / 76.7 in | 2111 mm / 83.1 in (mirror unfolded)
1945 mm / 76.6 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1643.0 mm / 64.7 in
1632.0 mm / 64.3 in
1629.0 mm / 64.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1623.0 mm / 63.9 in
1614.0 mm / 63.5 in
Weight
1995.0 kg / 4398.2 lbs
1990.0 kg / 4387.2 lbs
2220.0 kg / 4894.3 lbs
Wheel Size
Front wheel rims: 8.5J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 9.5J x 19
9.0J x 20
9J x 20
Wheelbase
3165 mm / 124.6 in
2994 mm / 117.9 in
2998 mm / 118.0 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.5 sec
4.1 sec
3.8 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.3 sec
3.9 sec
3.6 sec
CO2 Emission
203 g/km
225 g/km
246 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.28
0.28
Fuel Economy
8.9 L/100km / 26.4 MPG (combined) | 11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (urban) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (highway)
9.6 L/100km / 24.5 MPG (combined) | 13.6 L/100km / 17.3 MPG (urban) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (highway)
10.8 L/100km / 21.8 MPG (combined) | 15.1 L/100km / 15.6 MPG (urban) | 8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6
Euro 6
Euro 6d-ISC-FCM
Engine
M 177.980
CTFA
CWWB
Engine | Bore
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
8.6:1
9.3:1
10.1:1
Engine | Displacement
4.0 L / 243.0 cu-in / 3982.0 cc
4.0 L / 243.7 cu-in / 3993.0 cc
4.0 L / 243.9 cu-in / 3996.0 cc
Engine | Power
612.0 hp / 456.4 kW @ 5500-6000 rpm
520.0 hp / 387.8 kW @ 5800 rpm
571.0 hp / 425.8 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
153.7 hp/L / 2.5 hp/cu-in
130.2 hp/L / 2.1 hp/cu-in
142.9 hp/L / 2.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque
900 Nm / 663.8 lb-ft @ 2750-4500 rpm
650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 1700-5500 rpm
800 Nm / 590.0 lb-ft @ 2050-4500 rpm
Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
9-speed
8-speed
8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic MCT AMG SPEEDSHIFT
Automatic ZF 8HP
Automatic tiptronic

Production

Availability
2017 ~ 2020
2012 ~ 2015
2020
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