Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class vs. Tesla Model S

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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$89,900 - $250,900
Not Available

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.86 / 5
7 Reviews
4.82 / 5
11 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
362 - 621 hp
518 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L V8 Biturbo
4.0L Biturbo V8
6.0L V12 Biturbo
6.0L SOHC Bi
3.0L V6 Biturbo
6.0L SOHC Biturbo 36
3

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Not Available

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 - 41.7 in.
42.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.7 - 42.1 in.
38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.4 - 43 in.
35.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 39.2 in.
35.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
7 - 18.7 cu. ft.
Not Available

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Not Available

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Not Available

AC

AC
Optional
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Not Available

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.9 - 132.6 in.
116.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 - 40.4 ft.
40.7 ft.

Length

Length
198.9 - 214.7 in.
196 in.

Width

Width
74.8 - 75.4 in.
77.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4564 - 5296 .lbs
4647 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
362 - 621 hp
518 hp

Torque

Torque
369 - 738 ft. lbs.
387 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.7 - 24.3 gal.
Not Available

Combined

Combined
7 - 11 mpg
51 - 53 mpg

City

City
13 mpg
102 mpg

Highway

Highway
21 mpg
105 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Optional
Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Tesla Model S

Body Style

Body Style
4MATIC Cabriolet, 4MATIC Coupe, 4MATIC Sedan, Cabriolet, Coupe, Sedan
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars - Large Cars
Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4 - 5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4564 - 5296 lbs.
4647 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
16 - 22 mpg.
Not Available

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 - 19 mpg.
Not Available

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 - 28 mpg.
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Electric

Displacement

Displacement
3.0 L/182, 4.0 L/243, 6.0 L/365
Not Available

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI
Not Available

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
421 - 427
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
7 - 9
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.34, 4.38, 5.50
8.28

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86, 2.89, 3.33
Not Available

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 - 2.31
Not Available

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 - 1.66
Not Available

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.21
Not Available

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 - 1.00
Not Available

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 - 4.93
Not Available

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47 - 2.65
9.73

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520
Not Available

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0, 8.1, 8.4, 8.8, 8.9, 9.3, 9.8, 11.0, 11.1
Not Available

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
NONTR3, R01, R02
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
NONTR3, R01, R02
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/40HR19, P225/45HR19, P245/40YR20, P245/45HR19, P245/45YR19, P245/50HR18, P255/35HR19, P255/40YR20
P245/35YR21 - P245/45WR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR19, P245/35HR19, P245/50HR18, P275/35YR20, P275/40HR19, P275/40YR19, P285/30HR19, P285/35YR20
P245/35YR21 - P245/45WR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 20 X 9.5 in.
19 X 8 - 21 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 20 X 9.5 in.
19 X 8 - 21 X 8.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39 - 40.4 ft.
40.7 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 - 16.5 in.
14 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 - 14.4 in.
14.4 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.7 - 24.3 gal.
Not Available

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.7 - 42.1 in.
38.8 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 - 41.7 in.
42.7 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57 - 59.7 in.
57.7 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
60.6 - 61.2 in.
55 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 39.2 in.
35.3 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
33.4 - 43 in.
35.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
49.5 - 59.1 in.
55 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.1 - 61.5 in.
54.7 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.9 - 132.6 in.
116.5 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
198.9 - 214.7 in.
196 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.8 - 75.4 in.
77.3 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
55.6 - 59 in.
56.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
63 - 64.7 in.
65.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.2 - 64.9 in.
66.9 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
4.5 - 5 in.
4.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
7 - 18.7 ft³.
Not Available

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 - 0.86
Not Available

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Maybach S 560, Maybach S 650, S-Class
Model S

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High - Luxury Sport
Luxury High

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.0, 4.0, 6.0
Not Available

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC - SOHC
Not Available

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
Not Available

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6, 8, 12
Not Available

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
3 - 4
Not Available