Compare 2014 Tesla Model S vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2014 Tesla Model S
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
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
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4-Door Sedan RWD S550
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$86,397
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,900
$92,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1165 / month
$1548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.4
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
City
N/A mpg 17 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 59.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
195.9 206.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 11.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 40
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P245/45YR19 P255/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4647 4729
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5000 449 @ 5250
Engine Type
Electric Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
- 4.7 L/285
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
95 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
97 -
Battery Range (mi)
208 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
94 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 17
Transmission
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
Trans Type
1 7
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Summary
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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