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2016 BMW 550 Gran Turismo vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Comparison Review

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 Gran Turismo is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz C-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 Gran Turismo will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Dimensions
The BMW 550 Gran Turismo is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW 550 Gran Turismo, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW 550 Gran Turismo and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
The BMW 550 Gran Turismo has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The BMW 550 Gran Turismo offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

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

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Compare the 2016 BMW 550 Gran Turismo and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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2016 BMW
550 Gran Turismo

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MSRP*: $72,500

2017 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $42,650 - $75,000
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.88%
City MPG: 16 23
Highway MPG: 24 29 - 30
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-4, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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**** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $67,200 $39,665 - $69,750

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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