2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs 2017 Tesla Model S

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs 2017 Tesla Model S

The titan of technology meets the newest competitor in the electric car segment. While Tesla has been garnering a lot of attention since they first were developed in 2003, Mercedes-Benz has history and a reputation of excellence on their side. When you look at their midsize luxury sedans, you’ll notice that there’s a world of difference between them as far as appearance goes, but how else do they compare? Find out here as we take a look at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs 2017 Tesla Model S.

Electric cars are substantially more expensive than gasoline-powered vehicles, but how much so? Well, for the base model you’re looking at more than a $15,000 difference. The efficiency behind an electric car is admirable, but there’s more to a luxury car than performance. Take a glance at some additional comparisons below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan


2017 Tesla Model S 60

$52,950 MSRP $68,000
22 city/30 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 98 city/101 hwy mpge
9-Speed Automatic Transmission Speed Automatic
241 Horsepower 382
273 lb-ft Torque 317 lb-ft
6.2 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Specified
FWD Drivetrain RWD
9 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
Standard Interactive Transmission Not Available
12.3 inches Entertainment Screen Size 17 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Interior Comfort Features in the 2018 E 300

The interior luxury and convenience of these two is something to be admired, but when you take a closer look it’s not hard to tell who’s been in the game longer. With the 2018 E 300, you have an available massage feature on the front seats. We all know how stressful driving can be when you’re on the road for hours at a time, and that’s why Mercedes-Benz has been working to make the ride as comfortable as possible. Sit back, relax and let the seats work their magic on you. In the hot summer months, you can even take advantage of cooled front seats in the E 300. Massage and cooled seats are not available in the Model S. Tell us, who reigns supreme in the luxury segment again?

Both vehicles have much to offer, but you’re probably looking at a much bigger bang for your buck with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300. Contact us here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis to set up a test drive in this exquisite sedan!

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