Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost

2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 63 AMG 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 13 20 N/A $246,500
4-Door Sedan EWB 13 20 N/A $290,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$86,397
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,900
$246,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1548 / month
$4108 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
8.2
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 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost is unquestionably deserving of its hyperluxury mantle, yet isn't ruffled by an owner that wants to take control personally.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
43 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 59.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- NA
Second Hip Room (in)
- NA
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.8 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
124.6 129.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 76.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 212.6
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 44.0
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 19.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR18 255/50YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR18 255/50YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4729 5490
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 x 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210
Engine
Displacement
4.7 L/285 6.6L/402
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
449 @ 5250 563 @ 5200-6000
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Turbocharged Gas V12
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1800 575 @ 1500-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 13
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.10
Trans Type
7 8
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.66
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Rolls-Royce Ghost
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 (Est) 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (Est) 2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.0
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 18.2

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