Compare 2014 Tesla Model S vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2014 Tesla Model S
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $93,400
4-Door Sedan P85D N/A N/A N/A $119,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 63 AMG 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$86,397
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,900
$92,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1165 / month
$1548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes an emotional appeal for its claim as the best sedan in the world, and we're feeling it.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 17 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 59.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 59.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 43
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 63.9
Length, Overall (in)
195.9 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 58.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
116.5 124.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 74.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 40
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45YR19 P255/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45YR19 P255/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4647 4729
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5000 449 @ 5250
Engine Type
Electric Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 516 @ 1800
Displacement
- 4.7 L/285
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
208 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
94 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
95 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
97 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 17
Transmission
Trans Type
1 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.73 2.65
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
8.28 4.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.92
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.86
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Summary
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 21.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 9.1 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5.0 (Est)
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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