2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 4MATIC® vs 2018 Audi S8

2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 4MATIC vs 2018 Audi S8

Crafting a luxury sedan is a precise process. Not every automaker takes the time to put exquisite touches on every model, which is why not every automaker can brand themselves as “luxury”. If you’re sick of driving around a car that you see lots of other people driving as well, it may be time for an upgrade. Start shopping and take a look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S450 4MATIC® or the 2018 Audi S8.

Looking for that next level of adrenaline? How about nine levels? The 2018 S 450 4MATIC® comes standard with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, a nine-speed automatic which changes gears quicker and with more comfort than the 8-speed automatic in the S8. What’s more, you’ll be paying far less for the S 450 4MATIC® as well. Just how much? Check out the table below to find that out and see how else they stack up against each other.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 4MATIC®


2018 Audi S8 4.0T plus quattro

$92,900 MSRP $115,900
18 city/28 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 14 city/24 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
362 Horsepower 605
369 lb-ft Torque 517 lb-ft
5.1 seconds 0 to 60 time 3.7 seconds
4WD Drivetrain 4WD
Standard Front Power Lumbar Not Available
9 Number of Airbags 8
Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® Not Available
12.3 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Entertainment Screen in the 2018 S 450 4MATIC®

Entertainment screens in the center console are nothing new. They’ve been around for quite a while, so it should come as no surprise that the 2018 S 450 4MATIC® comes standard with one. So what makes it so unique? Size. That’s right, the S 450 4MATIC® comes standard with a 12.3-inch screen in the center console, complete with a high pixel count and automatic adjustment to ambient light so that you can have easy access and a clear line of vision to access navigation, entertainment and other comfort and convenience features you need to see. A second 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is also propped right in front of the driver, providing everything from vehicle information to driver-assistance features. Looks like Mercedes-Benz is the only one left standing when it comes to providing easily-accessible entertainment.

Even if you have an allegiance to Audi, there’s something to be said about an automaker that traces its origins all the way back to 1886. Looking for a new sedan to add to your lineup? Get the S 450 4MATIC® today from World Wide Motors in Indianapolis!

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