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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S550 RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S550 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S550 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S63 AMG 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$86,397
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,900
$200,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1548 / month
$3342 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes an emotional appeal for its claim as the best sedan in the world, and we're feeling it. The 2014 Bentley Flying Spur has lost none of its continental appeal, despite the name change.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 61.6
Second Leg Room (in) 43 42.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 38
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 60.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 102
Second Hip Room (in) - 60.4
Front Hip Room (in) - 61.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5 -
Length, Overall (in) 206.5 208.5
Height, Overall (in) 58.8 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 64.6
Wheelbase (in) 124.6 120.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.8 77.8
Track Width, Front (in) 63.9 64.7
Liftover Height (in) - 28
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 15.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 13.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 23.8
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45HR18 P275/45YR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45HR18 P275/45YR19
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4729 5451
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 190
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 516 @ 1800 590 @ 2000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.7 L/285 6.0 L/366
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 449 @ 5250 616 @ 6000
Engine Type Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded W-12
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 15 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 20 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 12 (Est)
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.52
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 2.10
Trans Type 7 8
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Bentley Flying Spur
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 (Est) 12.2 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5.0 (Est) 2.0 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 16.8
 
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