2016 Audi A8 vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550

The 2016 Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S550 are popular vehicle models in Eastchester New York, and they both offer optional and standard features to choose from.  Both car models are strong competitors in the luxury car market, and buyers will often find themselves split between choosing an Audi A8 and a Mercedes-Benz S550. While it's clear both car models stand out from other sedan crossovers, the 2016 Audi A8 has an edge over the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550. Read on to find out why Audi is the winner here.

Design & Style

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 interior is extensive and features a power rear window sunshade, heated seats and a cabin fragrance system but these are optional available at an extra fee. Except for the cabin fragrance system, the 2016 Audi A8 has the same standard features as the S550. Additional features found on the A8 include shift paddles, dual-pane acoustic glass which reduces road noise and a sunroof.Both car models have interiors that are impossibly soft and irresistible furnishings which include plush leather and exquisite interior décor. The 2016 Audi A8 has more appeal to the youthful generation due to its distinctive design like the powerful grille, aerodynamic lines and signature headlights.

Technology & Safety

The 2016 Audi A8 has an abundance of upgraded packages that makes it easy to customize according to clients' needs. The A8 cabin is crafted from high quality materials to give an exquisite finish. The Audi's MMI infotainment interface is one of the most advanced on the market.Both car models have a good number of airbags to keep the driver and passengers safe during a collision but the 2016 Audi A8 has advanced airbags that protects a person to the knee level. The child locks come standard in both vehicles. Both car models have put serious thought in ensuring everyone's safety during a drive but the 2016 Audi A8 definitely offers more technology and safety features.


The 2016 Audi A8 offers a smooth and comfortable ride compared to its counterpart the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550. The Audi A8 has 2 engines which are powerful with a horsepower of 450 and 4.0 liter engine. When you pair these with an 8 speed Tiptronic automatic transmission with Quattro AWD, the outcome is a smoother, safer ride. The engine on a Mercedes-Benz S550 is a bit larger but it produces less horsepower than the Audi. It features RWD 7 speed automatic transmission, and does not have an AIRMATIC suspension.

The Bottom Line

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 has undoubtedly earned its respect over the years in the motor world and it is a worthy opponent for the 2016 Audi A8. However, the 2016 Audi A8 is clearly superior to the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 in almost every aspect. If you are seeking a luxury car that comes with the total package with many above-standard technology features, the Audi A8 is an absolute gem to own.

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