Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith
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4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 63 AMG 4MATIC 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Wraith 2-Door Coupe 13 21 N/A $284,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$89,187
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$95,900
$284,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1598 / month
$4748 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
9.0
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 Wraith is the most powerful car the brand has ever built, yet it's just as luxurious and refined as any other Rolls, as well.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 54.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 59
Second Leg Room (in)
43 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 111.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 -
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 207.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.8 59.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
124.6 122.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 76.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 14.7
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 14.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 41.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P255/45YR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P285/40YR20
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4773 5380
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 20 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 20 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 220
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
449 @ 5250 624 @ 5600
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
516 @ 1800 590 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7 L/285 6.6 L/402
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 (Est) 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 (Est) 13 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 (Est) 15 (Est)
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Rolls-Royce Wraith
Body Style
4MATIC Sedan Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 (Est) 12.2 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 2.0 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.6

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