Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2018 Tesla Model S

2018 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2018 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 15 24 $166,935 $179,500
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Coupe 17 27 $155,961 $167,700
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC Sedan 17 26 $137,175 $147,500
S-Class AMG S 65 Convertible 14 21 $233,337 $250,900
S-Class AMG S 65 Coupe 13 21 $222,177 $238,900
S-Class AMG S 65 Sedan 13 22 $213,435 $229,500
S-Class Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan 16 25 $156,798 $168,600
S-Class Maybach S 650 Sedan 13 21 $184,791 $198,700
S-Class S 450 4MATIC Sedan 18 28 $86,397 $92,900
S-Class S 450 Sedan 19 28 $83,607 $89,900
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Coupe 17 27 $115,785 $124,500
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Sedan 17 27 $95,697 $102,900
S-Class S 560 Convertible 17 26 $123,969 $133,300
S-Class S 560 Sedan 17 27 $92,907 $99,900
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100D AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 100D AWD N/A N/A N/A $96,000
Model S 75D AWD N/A N/A N/A $78,000
Model S P100D AWD N/A N/A N/A $135,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$166,935
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$179,500
$96,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2992 / month
$1600 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners. The 2018 Tesla Model S still delivers unequaled battery-electric performance, though its style and safety are beginning to show their age.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
60.6 55
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.5 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 35.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 54.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
198.9 196
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 26.3
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.3 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 40.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR20 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
R01 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR20 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R01 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4817 4736
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
4.0 L/243 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
603 @ 5500 -
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
664 @ 2750 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 102
Battery Range (mi)
- 335
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 102
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47 9.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31 -
Trans Type
9 1
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 -
Trans Order Code
421 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 8.28
Summary
Body Style
4MATIC Cabriolet Hatchback
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 -
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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