Should You Buy a Mercedes or a Lamborghini? (Top Models)
In this article, we pitch Lamborghini and Mercedes against each other and find out which one is the best. We also take a brief look into the histories of both the companies and compare their flagship models.
Mercedes vs Lamborghini
The following table compares the specifications of Mercedes Benz and Lamborghini:
|Number of Models||25||3|
|Flagship Model||S Class||Aventador|
|Sub-brands||Mercedes AMG, Maybach, EQ||–|
|Parent company||Mercedes Benz AG||Volkswagen AG|
Lamborghini is a much smaller company under the giant Volkswagen automotive group with a global production cap of 8000units per year. The production is very limited which increases the appeal and residual value of owning a Lamborghini.
Although Mercedes Benz is a much larger company today when compared to Lamborghini, the models offered by Lamborghini like the Aventador and Urus are direct rivals of some passenger car models like Mercedes Benz AMG GT and Mercedes Benz GLS due to their price point and performance figures.
Where is Lamborghini made?
The production of the Lamborghini takes place at the Sant’Agata Bolognese factory in Italy. The Lamborghini headquarters is also located there about two hours from Milan, Italy.
Currently, Lamborghini produces the flagship Aventador, Huracan and Urus SUV.
Limited series models like the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 & roadster are manufactured only on special orders.
All Lamborghini cars currently under production are pre-sold therefore the waiting period can be up to 2 years. Lamborghini invites the owner to its production facility and customers can watch their Lamborghini take shape from a Metal skeleton to a high-performance Car.
Customers also have the choice to select various interior and exterior paints and types of upholstery for the seats. Around 2000 people are working at the Lamborghini factory and the production line is in operation for 24 hours. All the cars are produced and shipped from Italy which explains the rarity and long waiting period for the cars.
Mercedes Benz has production factories all over the world but the main manufacturing factories are located only in Germany. Another location does not manufacture cars but only assembles from knockdown kits. The company has factories in 17 countries across 4 continents.
The factory in Stuttgart, Germany is the mother factory, all the development, production and shipment of engines, transmissions and CKDs are shipped from this location. It is also the headquarters of Daimler AG, recently named Mercedes Benz group AG.
The Stuttgart factory has a history extending back over 115 years and it is the highest tech location for the production of cars and hybrid drive systems.
The plant has six total facilities, Untertürkheim and Bad Cannstatt are responsible for the production of engines and the forge is also located there. The transmissions are manufactured in Hedelfingen. Mettingen has a foundry for axle production.
A brief look into Mercedes Benz history.
In 1886, Karl Benz invented the modern-day car with the petrol engine and during the same period, Gottlieb Daimler and his business partner William Maybach were in the business of converting stagecoaches by adding petrol engines.
A European automobile entrepreneur Emil Jellinek first marketed the automobile by naming it after his daughter Mercedes Jellinek. 1901 Mercedes powered by a 35 brake horsepower engine became known as 1901 Mercedes.
The production of the first Branded Mercedes Benz started in 1926 when the two companies of Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler merged and created the Daimler Benz company.
A brief look into Lamborghini history
Lamborghini, also known as Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A is an Italian car manufacturer founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini. It was established in 1963 with the main aim to compete against Ferrari, its direct Italian competitor.
Lamborghini sales grew in the first decade thanks to the popularity of the 350 gt model and the Lamborghini Miura sports coupe. The Miura was famous due to its design and rear mid-engine layout with rear-wheel drive. It is also known as the first-ever supercar.
After the world war ended, Ferruccio was well known for his technical expertise and passion for engines. He started producing tractors and became one of the largest agricultural equipment manufacturers in Italy.
The Carioca tractor was the first tractor manufactured by Lamborghini with a six-cylinder diesel engine. Ferruccio also owned several Maserati and Mercedes Benz cars. He was also very fond of Ferrari cars but never liked the way Ferrari cars felt on the road.
The noise and handling were very rough and more suitable for the race track. Ferruccio made several suggestions to Enzo Ferrari which can greatly improve the ride quality of the Ferrari but Enzo instead insulted Ferruccio and suggested he focus on building tractors.
Ferrari’s comment did not go well with Ferruccio and he made it his aim to prove Ferrari wrong by building a perfect sports car. Some experts even speculate that without Ferrari there would not have been Lamborghini cars today. Lamborghini Trattori, founded by Ferruccio in 1948 still produces agricultural equipment and large tractors.
Lamborghini Aventador S Vs Mercedes Benz S Class
The Lamborghini Aventador S currently produced by Lamborghini is a 2-door sports car. The latest Aventador is powered by a 6.5-litre V-12 engine that develops 730 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque.
The car can accelerate from 0 -100 km/he in under 3 seconds, and the Aventador S gets all-wheel drive and updated multi-link suspension from the original Aventador.
Mercedes Benz S Class on the other hand focuses on comfort and luxury. There are inline 6 and v8 petrol engines making around 600 horsepower. The S class is currently in the seventh generation and has the most advanced driver assistance systems on board.
The driver assistance systems are capable of driving the s class without any inputs from the driver. S class also sets a benchmark in safety by featuring a first-in-class rear passenger airbag located on the backside of the front seats.
The following table compares the Aventador and S Class:
|Models/ Specification||Lamborghini Aventador||Mercedes Benz S Class|
|Wheelbase||106.3 in||122.28 in|
|Width||79.9 in||76.93 in|
|Height||44.7 in||59.17 in|
|Weight||1,575 kg||1870 Kg|
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Mercedes Benz comes out as the outright winner and thanks to its large after service network of dealerships and availability of spare parts it is easier to live with a Mercedes Benz than a Lamborghini. Lamborghini like any other Italian car is notorious for unexpected breakdowns and reliability issues. Despite its reliability issues and high price, Lamborghini is still sought after by car collectors and motoring enthusiasts.
FAQs: Mercedes Vs Lamboghini
Which is faster Lamborghini or Mercedes?
Lamborghini is faster than Mercedes Benz, Lamborghini makes fast Italian sports cars with V10 and V12 engines.
Which is an expensive Mercedes or Lamborghini?
Lamborghini models are more expensive as there is limited production every year. This maintains the exclusivity of the car and the prices are high even in the used car market.
What car is better than a Lamborghini?
Pagani and Buggati make supercars and they are more reliable than Lamborghini. Pagani uses a Mercedes Benz AMG engine in most of its models.