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

2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2016 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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2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 60D
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 60D N/A N/A N/A $73,000
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $76,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 75D N/A N/A N/A $79,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $89,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD P100D N/A N/A N/A $134,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $109,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 60 N/A N/A N/A $68,000
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 N/A N/A N/A $71,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 75 N/A N/A N/A $74,500
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 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$151,729
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$163,150
$73,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2719 / month
$1217 / 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. There's still no direct competition for the 2016 Tesla Model S, which offers elegant design, 240 miles or more of all-electric range, and jaw-dropping acceleration in the higher-end models. It's one of a kind.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.6 57.7
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
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
115.9 116.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.3 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.4
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 196
Height, Overall (in)
56 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 26.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 58.1
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.7 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/40YR20 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45YR20 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4678 4647
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 19 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Displacement
5.5 L/333 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
577 @ 5500 518
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 218
Transmission
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 -
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 All Wheel
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 -
Summary
Body Style
4MATIC Coupe Hatchback 2016.5
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Tesla Model S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -

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