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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
AMG S 63 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$185,400
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$67,370
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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
AMG S 63 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class marks a new generation for the high-end luxury car. In a model known for sumptuous excess, Mercedes faces quite the challenge in outdoing itself. The S-C...

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD

Just three years after it was introduced in the U.S., the Volkswagen Phaeton was phased out, with 2006 being its last year on sale. For its final year, the Phaeton's 6.0-liter 12-cylin...

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

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
AMG S 63 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
No User Reviews
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD
225
pragmatic 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview:

Great Auto — This is really a Bentley (which VW owns, also Audi). It is the same as a Bentley Sport or an Audi A8...

Primary Use: Family transportation

225
pragmatic 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview:

Great Car, But Not For Mostly Local Driving. Need An "in-town" Car — Pure, unadulterated luxury. Like flying First Class rather than Coach. This is essentially the same...

Primary Use: Family transportation

125
Anagreg 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview:

Lux — The best and most luxurious car I've ever owned! Veery luxurious, very nice and stylish! Beautiful ...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Specs

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
AMG S 63 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
14 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.1 gal 23 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
603 hp @ 5,500 RPM
335 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
664 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM
317 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8.6:1
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Displacement
4,000 cc
4,200 cc
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 Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats Standard 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 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom -- 41.7 in
Back Legroom -- 43.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 6.9 cu ft 13 cu ft
Maximum Payload 921 lbs 944 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.9 in 203.7 in
Width 83 in 74.9 in
Height 56.2 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 115.9 in 118.1 in

Available Options

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
AMG S 63 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Anthracite Blue Metallic
  • Black
  • Cirrus Silver Metallic
  • DESIGNO Cashmere White MAGNO
  • DESIGNO Diamond White
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Rubellite Red Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
  • AMG Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
  • AMG Carbon Fiber/Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Flowing Lines Trim
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • AMG Ceramic Compound Braking System
  • AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
  • AMG Night Styling Package
  • AMG Performance Steering Wheel In Carbon Fiber
  • AMG Performance Steering Wheel In Nappa/DINAMICA
  • AMG Performance Steering Wheel In Wood/Nappa
  • AMG Red-Painted Brake Calipers
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Night View Assist Plus
  • SWAROVSKI Crystal Headlamps
  • Warmth & Comfort Package
  • DESIGNO Magnolia Flowing Lines Trim
  • Grey Satin-Finish Ash Wood Trim
  • Bengal Red/Black, DESIGNO Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Black, DESIGNO Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Crystal Grey/Black, DESIGNO Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Deep-Sea Blue, DESIGNO Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Espresso Brown, DESIGNO Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Titian Red, DESIGNO Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, DESIGNO Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Wheels: 20" AMG 5-Twin-Spoke Forged Silver W/Black
  • Wheels: 20" AMG Forged 10-Spoke Black
  • Wheels: 20" AMG Forged 10-Spoke Silver
  • Wheels: 20" AMG Forged Cross-Spoke Black
  • Wheels: 20" AMG Forged Cross-Spoke Silver
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD

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