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Compare 2017 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2017 Tesla Model S

2017 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2017 Tesla Model S
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AMG S 63 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Convertible 14 22 $164,052 $176,400
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Coupe 15 23 $153,218 $164,750
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Sedan 15 23 $134,571 $144,700
S-Class AMG S 65 Convertible 14 21 $230,547 $247,900
S-Class AMG S 65 Coupe 13 21 $219,713 $236,250
S-Class AMG S 65 Sedan 13 22 $211,017 $226,900
S-Class Maybach S 550 4MATIC Sedan 16 24 $154,566 $166,200
S-Class Maybach S 600 Sedan 13 21 $177,909 $191,300
S-Class S 550 4MATIC Coupe 17 25 $114,158 $122,750
S-Class S 550 4MATIC Sedan 16 25 $92,628 $99,600
S-Class S 550 Convertible 17 25 $122,202 $131,400
S-Class S 550 Sedan 18 26 $89,838 $96,600
S-Class S 550e Plug-In Hybrid Sedan N/A N/A $89,838 $96,600
S-Class S 600 Sedan 13 22 $158,798 $170,750
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100D AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 100D AWD N/A N/A N/A $94,000
Model S 60 RWD N/A N/A N/A $68,000
Model S 60D AWD N/A N/A N/A $73,000
Model S 75 RWD N/A N/A N/A $69,500
Model S 75D AWD N/A N/A N/A $74,500
Model S 90D AWD N/A N/A N/A $87,500
Model S P100D AWD N/A N/A N/A $135,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$164,052
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$176,400
$94,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2940 / month
$1567 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class lineup is more diverse than it's ever been and is still the benchmark by which all full-size luxury cars should be measured. The 2017 Tesla Model S is unlike any other car on the road for several reasons—good and bad.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 55
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 196
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.9 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 26.3
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 14.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 40.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR20 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR20 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4817 4736
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
664 @ 2250 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.5 L/333 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
577 @ 5500 -
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 102
Battery Range (mi)
- 335
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 102
Transmission
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 -
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
Summary
Body Style
4MATIC Cabriolet Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Tesla Model S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.3 -

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