Mercedes-Benz S-class Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on Mercedes-Benz S-class clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 125 mm (4.9 in)
    • Offroad abilities: poor
    • Ride height per person: 31.3 mm (1.2 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 93 — 105 mm (3.7 — 4.1 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: high
    • Clearance to tire height: 125 mm / 118 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 125 mm / 474 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 137 mm
    • Difference with world average: -36 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • AMG S 63 V8 — 5.2 hp/mm
  • AMG S 65 V12 — 4.8 hp/mm
  • S 560e V6 — 2.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • AMG S 63 V8 — 7.6 Nm/mm
  • AMG S 65 V12 — 7.7 Nm/mm
  • S 560e V6 — 3.9 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • AMG S 63 V8 — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • AMG S 65 V12 — 11 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • S 560e V6 — 51 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    AMG S 63 V8 118 mm
    (4.6 in)
    30 mm/L 85 mm
    (3.3 in)
    -36% 7.9
    AMG S 65 V12 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    22 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 8.7
    S 560e V6 128 mm
    (5 in)
    43 mm/L 95 mm
    (3.7 in)
    -26% 8.6
    Vehicle AMG S 63 V8
    Clearance 118 mm (4.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 30 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 85 mm (3.3 in)
    Difference from world average -36%
    Ride height to car height 7.9%
    Vehicle AMG S 65 V12
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 22 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%
    Vehicle S 560e V6
    Clearance 128 mm (5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 43 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 95 mm (3.7 in)
    Difference from world average -26%
    Ride height to car height 8.6%

    Quick notes on Mercedes-Benz S-class clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 133 mm (5.2 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 33.3 mm (1.3 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 101 — 113 mm (4 — 4.4 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 133 mm / 109 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 133 mm / 496 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 145 mm
      • Difference with world average: -28 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • AMG S 63 — 4.4 hp/mm
  • AMG S 65 — 4.7 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • AMG S 63 — 6.8 Nm/mm
  • AMG S 65 — 7.5 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • AMG S 63 — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • AMG S 65 — 11 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    AMG S 63 133 mm
    (5.2 in)
    24 mm/L 100 mm
    (3.9 in)
    -21% 9.4
    AMG S 65 133 mm
    (5.2 in)
    22 mm/L 100 mm
    (3.9 in)
    -21% 9.4
    Vehicle AMG S 63
    Clearance 133 mm (5.2 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 24 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 100 mm (3.9 in)
    Difference from world average -21%
    Ride height to car height 9.4%
    Vehicle AMG S 65
    Clearance 133 mm (5.2 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 22 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 100 mm (3.9 in)
    Difference from world average -21%
    Ride height to car height 9.4%