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2014 BMW 535d vs. 2015 BMW 550 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 535d offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the BMW 550 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 535d and the BMW 550 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 535d you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW 550, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 535d will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW 550. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 535d and the BMW 550 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 535d is about the same width as the BMW 550. When looking at overall length, the BMW 535d takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 550.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 535d doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW 550.

Handling
The BMW 535d has about the same turning radius as the BMW 550, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 535d is significantly less powerful than the BMW 550. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 535d and the BMW 550. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW 535d as you will in the BMW 550.

Warranty
The BMW 535d comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 550.

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2014 BMW
535d

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MSRP*: $56,600 - $58,900

2015 BMW
550

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MSRP*: $64,900 - $67,200
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.12% As low as 3.12%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% As low as 3.12%
City MPG: 26 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 37 - 38 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $52,070 - $54,190 $59,710 - $61,825

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