Compare 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2015 Tesla Model S

2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2015 Tesla Model S
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2-Door Coupe AMG S 63 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 2-Door Coupe AMG S 63 4MATIC 15 23 $151,729 $163,150
S-Class 2-Door Coupe AMG S 65 RWD 13 20 $217,667 $234,050
S-Class 2-Door Coupe S 550 4MATIC 16 24 $113,042 $121,550
S-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG S 63 4MATIC 15 23 $133,223 $143,250
S-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG S 65 RWD 13 20 $208,925 $224,650
S-Class 4-Door Sedan Maybach S 600 RWD 13 20 $176,096 $189,350
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 4MATIC 16 26 $91,745 $98,650
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 Plug-In Hybrid RWD N/A N/A $88,955 $95,650
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD 17 26 $88,955 $95,650
S-Class 4-Door Sedan S 600 RWD 14 21 $157,217 $169,050
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4-Door Sedan AWD 70D
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $75,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 85D N/A N/A N/A $85,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $88,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P85D N/A N/A N/A $105,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $108,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $70,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $80,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 90 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $83,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$151,729
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$163,150
$75,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2719 / month
$1250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Coupe, Cabriolet, and Maybach versions—and even a Plug-In Hybrid—make the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class far more diverse and adventurous than it used to be; it's now not just a flagship sedan, but a family of flagships. The 2015 Tesla Model S has no direct competition; the electric luxury hatchback is the benchmark among its kind in a market with more than 20 plug-in models. It's likely the most advanced car on the planet.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg Coming Soon
Highway
23 mpg Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 55
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 35.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.6 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.4
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 196
Height, Overall (in)
56 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
115.9 116.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.3 77.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 26.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 14.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.7 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45YR20 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/40YR20 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4678 4608
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 19 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
664 @ 2250 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.5 L/333 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
577 @ 5500 329
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 102
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
- 240
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 101
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.89 -
Trans Order Code
427 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.34 8.28
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47 9.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 -
Trans Type
7 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Tesla Model S
Body Style
4MATIC Coupe Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -
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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