2020 Mercedes AMG S-Class Coupe vs. 2020 Lamborghini Aventador

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2020 Mercedes AMG S-Class Coupe

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Safety

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The AMG S-Class Coupe’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Aventador doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

The AMG S-Class Coupe has standard NECK-PRO Front Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the NECK-PRO Front Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Aventador doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The AMG S-Class Coupe has standard Active Brake Assist, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Aventador doesn't offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

An active infrared night vision system optional on the AMG S-Class Coupe helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera and near-infrared lights to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard and even aims one of the vehicle’s headlights in the direction of the person or object. The Aventador doesn’t offer a night vision system.

The AMG S-Class Coupe’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. The Aventador doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The AMG S-Class Coupe has a standard Surround View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Aventador only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The AMG S-Class Coupe’s blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Aventador doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the AMG S-Class Coupe’s cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Aventador doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The AMG S-Class Coupe’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Aventador doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

The AMG S-Class Coupe has standard Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Aventador doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the AMG S-Class Coupe and the Aventador have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

The Mercedes AMG S-Class Coupe weighs 1117 to 1477 pounds more than the Lamborghini Aventador. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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There are almost 12 times as many Mercedes dealers as there are Lamborghini dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the AMG S-Class Coupe’s warranty.

Reliability

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The Aventador’s redline is at 8500 RPM, which causes more engine wear, and a greater chance of a catastrophic engine failure. The AMG S-Class Coupe has a 7000 RPM redline.

Engine

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The AMG S-Class Coupe’s 4.0 turbo V8 produces 157 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 507) than the Aventador S’ standard 6.5 DOHC V12. The AMG S-Class Coupe’s 4.0 turbo V8 produces 133 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 531) than the Aventador SVJ’s standard 6.5 DOHC V12.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the AMG S-Class Coupe gets better fuel mileage than the Aventador:

MPG

AMG S-Class

63 4.0 turbo V8

17 city/27 hwy

Aventador

6.5 DOHC V12

9 city/15 hwy

SVJ 6.5 DOHC V12

9 city/15 hwy

Transmission

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A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Mercedes AMG S-Class Coupe, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a seven-speed automatic is available for the Aventador.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the AMG S-Class Coupe’s optional front brake rotors are larger than those on the Aventador:

AMG S-Class

Aventador

Front Rotors

16.5 inches

15.7 inches

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The AMG S-Class Coupe has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The Aventador doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the AMG S-Class Coupe uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Aventador, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The AMG S-Class Coupe has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The AMG S-Class Coupe’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The Aventador doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

The AMG S-Class Coupe’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Aventador doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the AMG S-Class Coupe’s wheelbase is 9.6 inches longer than on the Aventador (115.9 inches vs. 106.3 inches).

For better maneuverability, the AMG S-Class Coupe’s turning circle is 2.9 feet tighter than the Aventador’s (38.1 feet vs. 41 feet).

Chassis

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The AMG S-Class Coupe is 6 inches narrower on average than the Aventador, making the AMG S-Class Coupe easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

Passenger Space

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The AMG S-Class Coupe has standard seating for 4 passengers; the Aventador can only carry 2.

The AMG S-Class Coupe has 40.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Aventador (90.6 vs. 50).

The AMG S-Class Coupe has 3.8 inches more front headroom and 1.5 inches more front shoulder room than the Aventador.

Cargo Capacity

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The AMG S-Class Coupe has a much larger trunk than the Aventador (10.4 vs. 5.2 cubic feet).

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the AMG S-Class Coupe’s power trunk can be opened or closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The Aventador doesn’t offer a power or hands-free opening trunk.

Servicing Ease

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An ASSYST PLUS is standard on the AMG S-Class Coupe to save the owner time and money by calculating maintenance intervals for oil changes, spark plug replacement, air filter replacement, tire rotation, radiator flush, brake pad replacement and transmission fluid replacement based on odometer mileage. This takes the guesswork out of keeping your vehicle in top condition and helps it last longer. Lamborghini doesn’t offer a maintenance reminder on the Aventador.

Ergonomics

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The AMG S-Class Coupe has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Aventador doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

When three different drivers share the AMG S-Class Coupe, the memory system makes it convenient for all three. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver and front passenger’s seat positions, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle. The Aventador doesn’t offer a memory system.

The AMG S-Class Coupe’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Aventador doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The AMG S-Class Coupe has a standard heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Aventador doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The AMG S-Class Coupe’s standard power window controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Aventador’s available power window controls are spread out on the center console where they can’t be seen without the driver completely removing his eyes from the road.

Heated windshield washer fluid is standard on the AMG S-Class Coupe to defrost the washer nozzles and quickly clear ice and frost from the windshield without scraping. The Aventador doesn’t offer heated windshield washer fluid.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the AMG S-Class Coupe detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Aventador doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the AMG S-Class Coupe has standard cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Aventador doesn’t offer cornering lights. The AMG S-Class Coupe also has standard adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the AMG S-Class Coupe has standard extendable sun visors. The Aventador doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The AMG S-Class Coupe’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The Aventador’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

A power rear sunshade is standard in the AMG S-Class Coupe to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Aventador doesn’t offer a rear sunshade.

When the AMG S-Class Coupe is put in reverse, the passenger rearview mirror tilts from its original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirror into its original position. The Aventador’s mirror doesn’t automatically adjust for backing.

The AMG S-Class Coupe has standard automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Aventador has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

Standard air-conditioned seats in the AMG S-Class Coupe keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Aventador doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

On extremely cold winter days, the AMG S-Class Coupe’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The Aventador doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The AMG S-Class Coupe has standard massaging front seats in order to maximize comfort and eliminate fatigue on long trips. Massaging seats aren’t available in the Aventador.

The AMG S-Class Coupe’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Aventador doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the AMG S-Class Coupe offers an optional Active Distance Assist Distronic, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Aventador doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

The AMG S-Class Coupe has a 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Aventador doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The AMG S-Class Coupe’s Active Parking Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, stopping and changing direction automatically. The Aventador doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Model Availability

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The Mercedes AMG S-Class comes in coupe, convertible and sedan bodystyles; the Lamborghini Aventador isn’t available as a sedan.

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