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Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)

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Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014) review: 33 facts and highlights

Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)
Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)
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Why is Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014) better than the average?

  • higher maximum torque
    700Nmvs352.1Nm
  • more horsepower
    449hpvs275.43hp
  • greater cargo volume
    462lvs440.44l
  • more headroom (front)
    1.01mvs989.43mm
  • larger fuel tank
    83lvs66.56l
  • more valves
    32vs20.12
  • longer basic warranty (years)
    4yrsvs3.7yrs
  • larger engine size
    4.7lvs2.88l

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has rear-wheel drive
Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

2.Has fully independent suspension
Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

4. smaller turn radius

12.2m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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10m

5. longer basic warranty (km)

80467km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014)

96561km

6. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

80467km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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160934km

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

462l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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894l

2. more headroom (front)

1.01m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

1.08m

3.height

1.49m

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1.41m

4. more headroom (rear)

996mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

1.05m

5. longer wheelbase

3.17m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.57m

6. shorter length

5.25m

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Subaru Impreza 5-Door 2.0i (2014)

4.42m

Engine

1. higher maximum torque

700Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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10000Nm

2. better fuel economy (city)

16.6l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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1.87l/100 km

3. better fuel economy (highway)

10.9l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

449hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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585hp

5.Has a turbocharged engine
Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

6.Has Stop-Start system
Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

Features

1.Has smart key as standard
Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

2.Has in-car system
Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

3.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

4.Has Bluetooth
Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

6.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Mercedes-Benz S550 Sedan (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

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