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
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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 Coming Soon
Highway
22 mpg Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact 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)
56.2 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
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
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
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)
21.1 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 40.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR20 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4817 4736
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 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 102
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 102
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
- 335
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 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 Cabriolet 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
10.3 -

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