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2016 BMW 550 vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 550 than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The BMW 550 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW 550, making it more convenient to drive.

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 550 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. 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 550 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Dimensions
The BMW 550 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the BMW 550 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 550 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Handling
The BMW 550 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 550 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 550 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW 550 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW 550 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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2016 BMW
550

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MSRP*: $66,300 - $68,600

2016 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $66,900 - $76,600
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.97% As low as 3.24%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.29% As low as 2.16%
City MPG: 16 - 17 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 25 25 - 30
Engine(s): V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $61,495 - $63,610 $62,217 - $71,238

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.