Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. Ferrari California

Designo Mocha Black Metallic
VS
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$147,500 - $179,500
$202,723

Expert Rating

Expert Rating
Not Available

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.83 / 5
6 Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
603 hp
553 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L V8 Biturbo
4.0L Biturbo V8
3.9L V8 w/Fuel Direct Injection

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Not Available

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 - 41.7 in.
Not Available

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.7 - 42.1 in.
Not Available

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.4 - 43 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 39.2 in.
Not Available

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
7 - 18 cu. ft.
12 cu. ft.

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Not Available

AC

AC
Optional
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Not Available
Optional

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.9 - 124.6 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.4 ft.
Not Available

Length

Length
198.9 - 208.2 in.
179.9 in.

Width

Width
75.3 - 75.4 in.
75.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4564 - 4817 .lbs
3813 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
603 hp
553 hp

Torque

Torque
664 ft. lbs.
557 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.7 - 24.3 gal.
20.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
16 - 26 mpg
8 - 12 mpg

City

City
15 - 17 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 27 mpg
23 mpg

Safety Features

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available

Night Vision

Night Vision
Optional
Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Not Available

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Ferrari California T

Body Style

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

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Minicompact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4 - 5
4

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4564 - 4817 lbs.
3813 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 - 20 mpg.
18 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 - 17 mpg.
16 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 - 27 mpg.
23 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
4.0 L/243
3.9 L/235

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
421 - 427
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
9
7

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50
3.40

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33
2.19

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31
1.63

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66
1.29

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21
1.03

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.84

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93
2.79

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47
4.44

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520
850

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 - 9.8
9.8

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
150

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
R01
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
R01
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P255/40YR20
P245/35YR20 - P245/40YR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR20
P285/30YR20 - P285/40YR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
20 X 8.5 in.
19 X 8 - 20 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
20 X 9.5 in.
19 X 10 - 20 X 10.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.4 ft.
Not Available

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
15.4 - 16.5 in.
15.4 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 in.
14.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.7 - 24.3 gal.
20.6 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.7 - 42.1 in.
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 - 41.7 in.
Not Available

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57 - 59.7 in.
54.4 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
60.6 - 61.2 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 39.2 in.
Not Available

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
33.4 - 43 in.
Not Available

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
49.5 - 59.1 in.
Not Available

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.1 - 61.5 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.9 - 124.6 in.
105.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
198.9 - 208.2 in.
179.9 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.3 - 75.4 in.
75.2 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56 - 59 in.
52 in.

Track Width, Front

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

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.2 - 64.7 in.
63.2 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
4.5 in.
Not Available

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
7 - 18 ft³.
12 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86
0.63

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
S-Class
California

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan
Convertible

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
4.0
3.9

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
8
8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4