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Spec Comparison — Audi A8 L Vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class VS BMW 7-Series — Which Is The Best Luxury Sedan? | V3Cars

Audi recently launched the A8 L in the Indian market with prices starting from Rs. 1.29 crore ex-showroom. The A8 L goes up against well-established rivals like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7-Series. It is interesting to note that all 3 German sedans are on offer in their long wheelbase versions in India. We put the Audi A8 L against its rivals to know which one has the upper hand.

A8 L Vs Competition

Audi A8 L Vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class Vs BMW 7-Series Dimensions Comparison

Take a look at the dimensions comparison of the A8 L with its rivals:

AUDI A8 L VS MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS VS BMW 7-SERIES

DIMENSIONS COMPARISON

 

A8 L

S-Class LWB

7-Series L

Length

5320mm

5289mm

5260mm

Width

1945mm

2109mm

2169mm

Height

1488mm

1503mm

1479mm

Wheelbase

3128mm

3216mm

3210mm

Ground Clearance

NA

NA

NA

Boot Space

505L

365L

515L

Fuel Tank

82L

NA

78L

Tyre Size

255/45 R19

255/45 R19

225/60 R17

As you can see in the table above, the A8 L is longer than both the S-Class and 7-Series. However, the S-Class offers the longest wheelbase while the 7-Series is the widest of the lot. Surprisingly, it's the A8 L with the shortest wheelbase among the trio.

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Audi A8 L Vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class Vs BMW 7-Series Engine Specs

Take a look at the engine specifications of the A8 L and its rivals:

AUDI A8 L VS COMPETITION

ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Audi A8 L

Mercedes-Benz S-Class LWB

 

BMW 7-Series L

Engine

3.0L Turbo Petrol

3.0L Turbo Petrol

3.0L Turbo Diesel

3.0L Turbo Petrol

3.0L Turbo Diesel

3.0L Turbo Petrol Hybrid

Cylinder

6

6

6

6

6

6

Displacement

2995cc

2999cc

2925cc

2998cc

2993cc

2998cc

Maximum Power

340PS @ 6400rpm

367PS @ 5500rpm

286PS @ 3400rpm

340PS @ 5500rpm

265PS @ 4000rpm

609PS @ 5400rpm

Maximum Torque

500Nm @ 1370 - 4500rpm

500Nm @ 1600 - 4500rpm

600Nm @ 1200 - 3200rpm

450Nm @ 1500 - 5200rpm

620Nm @ 2000 - 2500rpm

850Nm @ 1550 - 5000rpm

Automatic Transmission

8-speed TC

8-speed TC

8-speed TC

8-speed TC

8-speed TC

8-speed TC

Audi India offer the A8 L with a 3.0L V6 turbo petrol engine. It produces 340PS of power and 500Nm of torque @ 1370-4500rpm. It comes with an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive. On the other hand, both the S-Class and 7-Series come with diesel and petrol engine options whereas the 7 extends its lead with a plug-in-hybrid option as well.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with a pair of 3.0L diesel and petrol engine options. Its 3.0L turbo diesel engine produces 286PS of power and 600Nm of torque whereas the 3.0L turbo petrol engine produces 367PS of power and 500Nm of torque. It comes with an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive.

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The BMW 7-Series comes with a 3.0L turbo petrol, 3.0L turbo diesel and 3.0L turbo petrol with plug-in-hybrid. The 3.0L turbo petrol produces 340PS & 450Nm, the 3.0L turbo diesel produces 265PS and 620Nm and the 3.0L turbo petrol plug-in-hybrid produces 609PS and 850Nm.

Take a look at the prices of the A8 L, S-Class and 7-Series:

AUDI A8 L VS COMPETITION

PRICE COMPARISON

Model

Price Range

Audi A8 L

Rs. 1.29 - 1.57 Crore

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Rs. 1.62 - 1.71 Crore

BMW 7-Series

Rs. 1.42 - 1.76 Crore

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.

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