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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD
MSRP
$168,600
Invoice
$156,798
Average Price Paid
$160,040
13 listings nationwide

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Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$173,859
2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$94,000

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

A perennial industry leader in technology and comfort, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class enters 2018 with a host of new updates. It’s still technically the same design introduced for 2014, but...

2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Tesla broke the luxury car market wide-open with its Model S in 2012, the first electric mass-market car able to comfortably seat five people and get a decent amount of range between r...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD
10
writes:
Decent acceleration and handling, backseats were nice and comfortable, too expensive for what you get.
Handling Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"The LS in my opinion had much better steering. The Maybach drove like a big limo while the LS drove like a refined luxury car. The most smooth steering Ive ever experienced."
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"The LS doesnt ask for attention therefore you wont be looked at by others as a rich person who feels superior to them. The LS is stealth wealth at its finest."
Front Seats Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"Heated and cooled seats with 10 way. Brake hold function."
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"The back seats were equally as comparable, cabin was just as quiet. You get heated and cooled seat controls and optional entertainment package is the same."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"Much larger trunk space and passthrough to car."
Family Car Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"The LS is a better choice for families because of affordability, and higher trunk space."
Value Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"The LS costs significantly less than the Maybach. 180,000 less."
Would Buy Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"The 2008 LS is an amazing value for sub 15k. The 2018 Maybach has the same features and costs 200k. The LS will last forever and youll only have to do general maintenance. Plus over time you wont lose money. The Maybach will live in the maintenance bay and lose value significantly."
10
writes:
Very comfortable and luxurious. The most comfortable front seats in its class. Not bad to drive. Well powered ...
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Lexus LS 500 AWD worse.
"Bigger trunk"
Value Ranked 2018 Lexus LS 500 AWD better.
"Cheaper"
writes:
Great driving comfort luxury car. Highly overpriced. 2018 middle model changes and what is available on webs...
Power Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD worse.
"bigger engine"
Handling Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD better.
"Quatro great 4 wheel drive. Instant response and good feel."
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD better.
"Mercedes older person looking."
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD worse.
"All Mercedes seats were more comfortable. Audi too stiff."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD better.
"Bigger trunk"
Family Car Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD worse.
"More interior room."
Value Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD better.
"Lower price for similar options."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD worse.
"I would not buy the 2018 model, but would buy the 2015 to 2017 models."
2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD
2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 1-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
101 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
102 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 23 gal --
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Electric
Power
463 hp @ 5,250 RPM
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Torque
516 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
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Cylinders
8 cylinders
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Compression Ratio
10.5:1
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Displacement
4,000 cc
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Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.62 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 42.7 in
Back Legroom 34.1 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.3 cu ft 28.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,056 lbs
Exterior
Length 215 in 196 in
Width 83.9 in 86.2 in
Height 59 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 132.5 in 116.5 in

Available Options

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Anthracite Blue Metallic
  • Black
  • Designo Diamond White
  • Designo Mocha Black Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Magnetite Black Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Palladium Silver Metallic
  • Ruby Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Refrigerator in Rear Center Console
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Flowing Lines
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Silk Beige/Deep Sea Blue Leather Package
  • Designo Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl Package
  • Designo Silk Beige/Titanium Grey Pearl Package
  • Executive Rear Seat Package Plus
  • Magic Sky Control
  • Silver Handcrafted Champagne Flutes
  • Splitview
  • Wheels: 19" Polished Forged
  • Wheels: 20" High-Gloss Polished Multispoke
  • Wheels: 20" Maybach Forged
  • Wheels: 20" Maybach Polished Forged
2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Red Multi-Coat
  • Silver Metallic
  • Solid Black

Option Packages

  • Enhanced Autopilot
  • Full Self-Driving Capability
  • Premium Upgrades Package
  • Sunroof
  • Black W/Light Headliner, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim
  • Black W/Light Headliner, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim W/Black/Cream Premium Interior
  • Black W/Light Headliner, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim W/White Premium Interior
  • Black, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim with Black/Cream Interior
  • Cream, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim with Black/Cream Interior
  • White, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim with White Interior
  • Rear Facing Seats
  • Wheels: 19" Grey Slipstream
  • Wheels: 21" Grey Turbine

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