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2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Comparisons

S550 Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $86,700.00 $83,900.00 $93,300.00
Destination $875.00 $825.00 $825.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 5.5L V8 5.0L V10 5.2L V10
Horsepower 382 @ 6000 RPM 500 @ 7750 RPM 450 @ 7000 RPM
Torque 391 @ 2800 RPM 383 @ 6100 RPM 398 @ 3500 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 5461 4999 5204
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.9 X 3.6 3.6 X 3.0 3.3 X 3.7
Compression Ratio 10.7:1 12:1 12.5:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 14 11 13
Highway (mpg) 21 17 19

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4270.4 4012.4 4277.0
Wheelbase (in.) 124.6 113.7 115.9
Length (in.) 205.0 191.5 199.3
Width (in.) 73.7 72.7 74.6
Height (in.) 58.0 57.8 56.9
Track Front (in.) 63.2 62.2 64.1
Track Rear (in.) 63.2 61.7 63.6
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 37.8 39.1 37.3
Rear Headroom (in.) 38.5 38.1 38.0
Front Legroom (in.) 41.9 41.5 41.4
Rear Legroom (in.) 42.3 36.0 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 59.1 57.3 59.1
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 58.7 57.2 57.5
Front Hip Room (in.) 60.8 N/A N/A
Rear Hip Room (in.) 60.9 N/A N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 109.4 99.1 114.9

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension multi-link strut multi-link
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link multi-link
Tires 255/45R18 255/40R19 265/35R20

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive 4x4 wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A N/A N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A Std. Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio satellite AM/FM satellite
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player N/A Yes N/A
CD Changer Yes Yes Yes
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid Std. N/A Std.

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag Std. N/A Std.

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof Std. Std. Std.

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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