Compare 2004 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2004 Volkswagen Phaeton

2004 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2004 Volkswagen Phaeton
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 26 $69,053 $74,250
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.3L 4MATIC 17 22 $71,750 $77,150
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 24 $76,911 $82,700
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 4MATIC 16 22 $79,608 $85,600
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L 12 19 $114,297 $122,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG 14 21 $102,533 $110,250
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4-Door Sedan Prem Edit W12
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Phaeton 4-Door Sedan Prem Edit W12 12 19 $73,253 $79,900
Phaeton 4-Door Sedan V8 6-spd Automatic 15 22 $59,276 $64,600
Phaeton 4-Door Sedan V8 6-spd Automatic 4-seater 15 22 $59,276 $64,600
Phaeton 4-Door Sedan W12 5-spd Automatic 12 19 $86,681 $94,600
Phaeton 4-Door Sedan W12 5-spd Automatic 4-seater 12 19 $86,681 $94,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,053
$73,253
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,250
$79,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1238 / month
$1332 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
59.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 43.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.0 108
Second Hip Room (in)
59.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
203 203.7
Height, Overall (in)
57 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
122 118.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62 64.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 13
Brakes
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 x 0.9 12.2 x 0.87
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 1.3 14.2 x 1.34
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 23.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39.4
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion Servotronic Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/55HR17 P255/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P255/45HR18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55HR17 P255/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4160 5399
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 21.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas W12
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4400 406 @ 3250-4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3L/260 6.0L/366
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 5750 420 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 12
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.57
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.51
Trans Type
7 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.80
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA & Tiptronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Volkswagen Phaeton
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link Independent Air
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Trapezoidal Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link Independent Air
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Four-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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