Driven by Luxury: Inside Derek Jeter’s Million-Dollar Car Collection

By Simon Boseman

Published July 23, 2024

Driven by Luxury: Inside Derek Jeter’s Million-Dollar Car Collection

Table of Contents

  • 1997 Mercury Mountaineer
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz S550
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
  • 2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
  • 2003 Ferrari Enzo

Born on June 26, 1974, in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, Derek Jeter is a former MLB player for the New York Yankees. He is also an actor, businessman, and sports executive who has a net worth of $200 million. Derek made his professional MLB debut back in 1992 for the Yankees. He signed a contract worth $800K which was a big deal at that time. Derek is one of the MLB pioneers for the Yankees winning 5 Golden Glove awards, World Series MVP awards, Silver Slugger award, and more.

Despite having hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank, the former Yankee has a short yet standard car collection. There are rumors of him having automobiles from brands like Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ferrari, Aston Martin, and more but the evidence is far away from the truth. His car collection features brands such as Mercury, Mercedes-Benz, and Jeep.


1997 Mercury Mountaineer

The 14-time All-Star winner came from nothing and achieved greatness with his hard work and dedication to the sport and that seems to be the same for his first car as well. He bought a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer for almost $30K with a classic black and silver color combination. Back in the day, the midsize luxury SUV wasn’t only known for its posh cabin and high standard but also offered reliability, quality, and utility as a sport SUV. It is still one of Derek’s prized possessions and keeps it in good maintenance.

1997 Mercury MountaineerSpecs
Price$29,995
Powertrain5.0L V8
Horsepower210 hp
Torque280 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed automatic
0-60 mph9.1 seconds
Top Speed116 MPH

The Mercury Mountaineer comes with a 5.0L V8 engine putting out 210 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission, the SUV takes a long 9.1 seconds to reach the 60 mph mark from a standstill. The top speed of the Mountaineer is only 116 mph.


2008 Mercedes-Benz S550

The German automotive brand is known for its top-class sedans and the S-Class falls right into that category. The MLB star owns a black Mercedes-Benz S550 from the model year of 2008. The fullsize sedan flaunts its signature front grille with sharp LED headlights while the swooping body profile makes it look modern despite its model year. The interior of the car has a standard cabin with commendable luxury features and generous legroom. The baseball player was spotted a few times leaving home for work and signing autographs from the car. The S550 originally had a price tag of $90.5K.

2008 Mercedes-Benz S550Specs
Price$90,520
Powertrain5.5L V8
Horsepower382 hp
Torque391 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed automatic
0-60 mph5.4 seconds
Top Speed130 MPH

The Mercedes-Benz S550 is equipped with a 5.5L V8 engine generating 382 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of peak torque. Fitted to a 7-speed automatic transmission, the sedan completes the 0-60 mph run in 5.4 seconds while the top speed of the Benz is limited to only 130 mph.


2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Derek Jeter is very fond of Mercedes automobiles and this time it is also a S-Class but a hybrid variant. Priced at nearly $92K, the Mercedes-Benz S400 is a full size sedan with a hybrid setup fitted with its engine. The white Benz has been spotted on multiple occasions with its owner. Whether it is taking her wife shopping or attending business meetings, the S400 is one of his favorite cars. The exterior of the car looks a bit different than other S-Class sedans because of its headlight's curvy design.

2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 HybridSpecs
Price$91,875
Powertrain3.5L V6
Horsepower295 hp
Torque284 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed shiftable automatic
0-60 mph6.9 seconds
Top Speed155 MPH

The Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid gets power from a 3.5L V6 engine with a hybrid setup that generates a total of 295 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque. The sedan comes standard with a 7-speed shiftable automatic transmission that results in a 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.9 seconds. The top speed of the sedan is limited to 155 mph.


2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

In October 2022, Jeep made a multi-year contract with the five-time Golden Glove winner and currently is the face of the automotive company. Derek has been seen promoting the Jeep Grand Wagoneer appearing in several ads and commercials. Naturally, the company gifted a 2023 Grand Wagoneer to the MLB player. The fullsize luxury SUV comes with a 7-seat configuration and generous cabin space with a plethora of features. With a bold and staggering look, the Grand Wagoneer has a starting price of $92.5K.

2023 Jeep Grand WagoneerSpecs
Price$92,495
Powertrain6.4L V8
Horsepower471 hp
Torque455 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed automatic
0-60 mph5.4 seconds
Top Speed118 MPH

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer is powered by a 6.4L V8 engine churning out a total of 471 horsepower with 455 lb-ft of torque. Mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the SUV takes 5.4 seconds to reach the 60 mph mark from a standstill. However, a top speed of 118 mph is a little disappointing.


2003 Ferrari Enzo

Jeter's car collection also includes a Ferrari Enzo, the luxury sports car that combines aesthetic allure with exceptional rarity. Ferrari produced only 400 total units of the Enzo. Jeter’s Enzo stands out with its vibrant red color, making it a true eye-catcher.

Ferrari EnzoSpecs
Price$659,000
Powertrain6.0L V12
Horsepower660 hp
Torque485 lb-ft
Transmission6-speed automated manual
0-60 mph3.3 seconds
Top Speed218 MPH

The Ferrari Enzo comes with a 6.0L V12 engine churning out a total of 660 horsepower with 485 lb-ft of torque. Mated to an 6-speed automated manual transmission, the vehicle takes 3.3 seconds to reach the 60 mph mark from a standstill, and goes upto a top speed of 218 MPH.


That’s all for Derek Jeter’s car collection. However, if you are interested in looking into the car collection of other celebrities, make sure to check out the links below.


FAQs

Is Derek Jeter one of the greatest?

Jeter is, at best, around the 15th-best shortstop of all time. Even if we exclude pitchers and the DH, which is a big exclusion, that makes him around the 120th best position player of all time.

What is Derek Jeter doing now?

Jeter spent last season as an analyst on FOX MLB broadcasts, appearing more regularly during the network's postseason studio shows. It remains to be seen if he will be a more prominent face during the regular season in 2024.

Who influenced Derek Jeter?

Thanks to the influence of his grandmother, he grew up a Yankees fan and idolized outfielder, Dave Winfield. Derek would regularly return to New Jersey during the summer to visit his grandparents and attend Yankees games.

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