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The new Audi A8 vs Mercedes S-Class Review The new flagship from Ingolstadt Audi A8 came with a lot of innovations up against the Mercedes S-Class facelift. Are these innovations good enough to beat the supremacy of the Mercedes S-Class? Since many years, Mercedes S-Class is the bestseller in the luxury class and Audi A8 was always the third rival after BMW 7 Series. This situation was unchanged also in the first three months of 2017. Mercedes old 3,800 S-Class in USA and 3,708 in Europe while Audi A8 has reached to only 800 clients in USA and 1,361 in Europe. The new Audi A8 is offered as before in two versions. The standard wheelbase version has 5,172 mm in length and a wheelbase of 2,998 mm compared with 5,125 mm and respectively 3,035 mm for S-Class. The longer wheelbase Audi A8 has 5,302 mm in length and an wheelbase of 3,128 mm, while S-Class has a little longer wheelbase of 3,165 mm and a slightly shorter length of 5,255 mm. Audi promise a lightweight construction with a mix of aluminum (58%), steel, magnesium and carbon fiber. Even the figures were not announced yet, we expect that the new A8 will be lighter. S-Class pays tribute to an intensive use of insulating materials which make it the quietest in its class but also heavier. The interior of the new Audi A8 belongs to a new era with three displays and physical controllers reduced to the minimum. The virtual indicators on the 12.3 inch well known display and the 10.1 inch display of the MMI new multimedia system with quad-core Nvidia processor will join a third 8.6 inch curve display for the clima and audio system. Mercedes S-Class maintain the solution with the huge 2 x 12.3 inch displays. The left display is operated from the steering wheel buttons with swipe function like in the new E-Class while the central display of the Comand Online multimedia system is operated by the classic controller and the touchpad mounted on the central console. As always, Audi A8 promise more sporty behavior with the optional integral steering (the Quattro integral traction is standard across the range). Also new is the active intelligent suspension which use the 48V network. Audi A8 starts with two V6 engines: 3.0 TDI with 286 HP and 600 Nm and 3.0 TFSI petrol with 340 HP and 500 Nm. Mercedes S-Class will benefit of the new 6 inline diesel 3 liter engines with one turbo (S 350 d 4Matic with 286 HP and 600 Nm) and two turbos (S 400 d 4Matic with 340 HP and 700 Nm). In 2018, Audi A8 will get the fabulous 4.0 V8 TDI with 435 HP and the 4.0 V8 TFSI with 460 HP. The last one will compete against the new Mercedes S 560 4Matic with 460 HP and 700 Nm. Mercedes does not announced yet the new figures for the Plug-In Hybrid S 500 e, but Audi will offer a similar version with the former S 500 e, powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 thermic engine mated with an electric engine which will be ready for 449 HP and 700 Nm and an electric range of 50 km. The “smallest” AMG version S 63 AMG will get 612 HP and 900 Nm from the 4.0 liter bi-turbo V8 while Audi A8 will come in 2018 with the top luxury version 6.0 liter W12 with 585 HP and 800 Nm. The Audi S8 will follow later. Despite Mercedes has a lot of modern assistance system and a remote parking using an interface on the smartphone, the new Audi A8 come with much more. The new A8 is the first production automobile to have been developed specially for highly automated driving. The Audi AI traffic jam pilot takes charge of driving in slow-moving traffic at up to 60 km/h on freeways and highways where a physical barrier separates the two carriageways. The system is activated using the AI button on the center console. The traffic jam pilot manages starting, accelerating, steering and braking. The driver no longer needs to monitor the car permanently. They can take their hands off the steering wheel permanently and, depending on the national laws, focus on a different activity that is supported by the car, such as watching the on-board TV. As soon as the system reaches its limits, it calls on the driver to take back control of the task of driving. The Audi AI remote parking pilot and the Audi AI remote garage pilot autonomously steer the A8 into and out of a parking space or a garage, while the maneuver is monitored by the driver. The driver need not be sitting in the car. They start the appropriate system from their smartphone using the new myAudi app. To monitor the parking maneuver, they hold the Audi AI button pressed to watch a live display from the car’s 360 degree cameras on their device. Read More http://mercedesblog.com/new-audi-a8-vs-mercedes-s-class-facelift/ 2017 Test Drive Features "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
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Hello Folks. In this Video I get my hands on the 2017 Mercedes S-Class (S350d) and go for a drive round central London and see what its like. It’s a Tech Fest full of super clever systems which makes it a luxurious Car to travel in front or back. Big thanks to Mercedes Benz Colindale for making this happen. Check them out on Instagram: @theamglounge https://www.instagram.com/theamglounge/ And The AMG Lounge YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbHkfg68squ6COhOhZ8hIaA ✖️FOLLOW ME ON - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sidewaysid/ Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/SidewaySid1/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/Sideway_Sidhttps:...
We CUT OPEN the NICEST Seat in the WORLD!! See inside the SECRET Mercedes Vault: https://youtu.be/LZInLpR0ZM0 Thanks for sending us out and giving us a seat to cut open Mercedes! While they provided these things to cut open, all thoughts and opinions are true and my own.
Google founder Larry Paige and Jonny Depp are his customers - Eddie Sinclair drives all the big names. The director of a VIP chauffeur company tests the new Audi A8 on behalf of his clients. First though, a challenge is waiting for him. Ride quality described as being like a "magic carpet." Where have we heard that before? In a never-ending video campaign following the A8’s reveal, Audi is back with more footage about its new flagship. Eddie Sinclair, the director of a VIP chauffeur company, was asked by the four-ring company to check out the interior of the fullsize sedan and then take it for a spin to see if he likes it or not. Obviously, he's a big fan. But first, he was given a task: to drive the car with a bucket of water on the hood placed by Audi’s head of development for vehicle dynamics, Victor Underberg. Needless to say, he had to make sure no water would get spilled while doing a full lap of the track. His run was almost perfect. Almost because at the 1:13 mark you can see some drops of water do hit the windshield. The unusual test was conducted to prove the A8’s smoothness on the road and was further demonstrated in another experiment using a cigar placed on top the dashboard while driving on a bumpy road. Eddie had to make sure it would not roll over, which it didn’t. After chauffeuring big names such as Google co-founder Lawrence Edward "Larry" Page and actor Johnny Depp, time came for him to jump on the back seat of the new A8 while Audi’s Victor Underberg took the wheel. It goes without saying Eddie was impressed with the quality of the new crown jewel from Ingolstadt, praising its build quality and describing the ride experience as like being on a magic carpet. Why does that sound familiar? In yet another video, Audi talks about the summer and winter fragrances created specifically for the 2018 A8 and available in four selectable intensities. These are part of the Air Quality package and come out through the side air vents. Robertet, the oldest perfume house in the world, was responsible for creating the fragrances at its headquarters in Grasse, southern France, which is considered to be the world’s capital of perfume. Interestingly, the dispenser continues to work for a further two minutes after switching off the engine. Customer deliveries of the 2018 Audi A8 in both standard and long-wheelbase versions will begin in Germany this fall. Production at the factory in Neckarsulm has already started. Read more https://www.motor1.com/news/173772/2018-audi-a8-chauffeur-test/ suspension system "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
Active Brake Assist - Cross Traffic Function 00:01
Active Brake Assist - Pedestrian Detection 00:35
Traffic Sign Assist - Crosswalk Alert 01:00
Active Brake Assist - Congestion Emergency Braking Function 01:17
Evasive Steering Assist 02:06
Traffic Sign Assist 02:29
Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC - Route-Based Speed Adaption 02:43
Active Steering Assist - Active Lane Changing Assist 03:38
Remote Parking Systems 04:21