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2013 BMW 550 Gran Turismo vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 550 Gran Turismo than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The BMW 550 Gran Turismo 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 Gran Turismo, 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 Gran Turismo 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 Gran Turismo and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 550 Gran Turismo is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 550 Gran Turismo, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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

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

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

Utility
The BMW 550 Gran Turismo offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 550 Gran Turismo will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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

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2013 BMW
550 Gran Turismo

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MSRP*: $67,800 - $70,100
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2014 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $52,200 - $59,000
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $3,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.99% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 16 18 - 21
Highway MPG: 24 26 - 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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $62,375 - $64,490 $48,546 - $54,870

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