Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. Tesla Model S

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Key Specs

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
362 hp
518 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L V6 Biturbo
3

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
42.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
42.1 in.
38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
43 in.
35.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 in.
35.3 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Premium Synthetic

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/40HR19 - P255/40YR20
P245/35YR21 - P245/45WR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
124.6 in.
116.5 in.

Length

Length
206.9 in.
196 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4553 - 4685 lbs.
4883 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
Electric Motor

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 19 mpg
Unknown mpg

City

City
18 - 19 mpg
Unknown mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
Unknown mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Tesla Model S

Body Style

Body Style
4MATIC Sedan - Sedan
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Large Cars
Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4 - 5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4553 - 4685 lbs.
4883 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Electric

Trans Type

Trans Type
9
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50
8.28

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

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

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 Size

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

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/35HR19, P245/50HR18, P275/40HR19, 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
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

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 in.
14 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
42.1 in.
38.8 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
42.7 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
59.7 in.
57.7 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
61.2 in.
55 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 in.
35.3 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
43 in.
35.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
59.1 in.
55 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
61.5 in.
54.7 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
124.6 in.
116.5 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
206.9 in.
196 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.8 in.
56.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
63.9 in.
65.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.5 in.
66.9 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5 in.
4.6 in.

Model Group

Model Group
S-Class
Model S

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
Luxury High

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Hatchback