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2014 BMW 550 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 550 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The BMW 550 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz E-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). The BMW 550 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz E-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 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 550 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. When looking at overall length, the BMW 550 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 550 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 550 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 550 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The BMW 550 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz E-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 E-Class.

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2014 BMW
550

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MSRP*: $63,900 - $66,200

2014 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $51,400 - $99,770
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $3,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.13% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 16 - 17 16 - 28
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 23 - 45
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-4, V-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*: $58,790 - $60,905 $47,802 - $92,786

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