2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs. Its Competition

2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Even if you aren't a tech-head, definitely take the time to get familiar with the advanced safety features available on the S Class--not only can they prevent an accident, some of them are simply very cool to use.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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2014 Audi A8 TDI2014 Audi A8
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2014 BMW 7-Series2014 BMW 7-Series
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2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel2014 Porsche Panamera
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2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost
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Quick Specs
9.4
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.
9.0
With TDI range and captivating connectivity, the 2014 Audi A8 adds very long-distance touring to its considerable portfolio of talents.
9.2
The 2014 BMW 7-Series is not just luxurious and comfortable, but exceptionally quick and technologically advanced.
8.4
The 2014 Porsche Panamera adds to the desirability of an already heady mix of performance, style, and functionality.
8.2
The 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost is a hyperluxury sedan that commands the attention, but unlike most other vehicles in its class, it doesn't mind to let the driver have a little bit of fun.
MSRP From    
$92,900$75,100$74,000$78,100$263,200
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12
EPA Class    
Large CarsMid-Size CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD4-Door Sedan 3.0T4-Door Sedan 740i RWD4-Door HB4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55545
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sedanquattro SedanSedanHatchbackSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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