2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class - Road Test Specs

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan

(4.7L V8 Twin-turbo 7-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S550 4dr Sedan (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A)
Vehicle TypeRWD 4dr 5-passenger sedan


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged, direct-injected V8, gasoline with auto stop-start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,663/284.5
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)455 @ 5,250-5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)516 @ 1,800-3,500
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSeven-speed automatic with column shifter and steering-mounted paddles with Sport/Competition modes
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 2.65; II = 4.38; III = 1.92; IV = 1.37; V = 1.00; VI = 0.82; VII = 0.73. R1 = 3.42; R2 = 2.23
Final-drive ratio (x:1)2.65


Suspension, frontIndependent, pneumatic springs, monotube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearMultilink, pneumatic springs, monotube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist speed-proportional power steering
Tire size245/50R18
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)4.8

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityiPod via dual USB inputs
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard
Smart entry/StartOptional
Parking aidsOptional automatic parallel parking
Blind-spot detectionOptional active blind spot detection and avoidance
Adaptive cruise controlOptional, includes steering assist
Lane-departure monitoringOptional
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional
Night VisionOptional

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,442
Length (in.)206.5
Width (in.)74.76
Height (in.)58.8
Wheelbase (in.)124.6
Track, front (in.)64.0
Track, rear (in.)64.4
Turning circle (ft.)40.4

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