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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S550 RWD
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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
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 13 21 N/A $263,200
4-Door Sedan EWB 13 21 N/A $303,300
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$1548 / month
$4387 / 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 Rolls-Royce Ghost is a hyperluxury sedan that commands the attention, but unlike most other vehicles in its class, it doesn't mind to let the driver have a little bit of fun.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 21 mpg
EPA Classification Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 55.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 59.4
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 111.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.9 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5 -
Length, Overall (in) 206.5 212.6
Height, Overall (in) 58.8 61
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.5 65.4
Wheelbase (in) 124.6 129.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.8 76.7
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 16.1
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 15.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40 44
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/45HR18 P255/50YR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/45HR18 P255/50YR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4729 5490
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 516 @ 1800 575 @ 1500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.7 L/285 6.6 L/402
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 449 @ 5250 563 @ 5250
Engine Type Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 13 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 15 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 21 (Est)
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.65 2.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 2.11
Trans Type 7 8
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 3.32
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz S-Class Rolls-Royce Ghost
Body Style Sedan Sedan
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
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) - 14
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