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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $93,400
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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TCC’s Bottom Line Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 25 mpg
EPA Classification Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 59.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 59.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55 -
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 43
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 195.9 206.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 58.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9 64.5
Wheelbase (in) 116.5 124.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.3 74.8
Track Width, Front (in) 65.4 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.4 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37 40
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Front Tire Size P245/45YR19 P255/45HR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45YR19 P255/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4647 4729
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Engine Order Code NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5000 449 @ 5250
Engine Type Electric Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 317 516 @ 1800
Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
Displacement - 4.7 L/285
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 94 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 95 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 97 -
Battery Range (mi) 208 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 25
Trans Type 1 7
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 9.73 2.65
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 8.28 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.37
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.92
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Vehicle Name Tesla Model S Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 10.0 (Est) 5.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.1 (Est)
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 21.1
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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