Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 740 than the BMW M5. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 740 and the BMW M5 in the front seats.
With the BMW 740 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW M5, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
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 740 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW M5. 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 740 and the BMW M5 have similar Destination Charges.
The BMW 740 is about the same width as the BMW M5. If you go with the BMW 740, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW M5.
The BMW 740 has much less torque than the BMW M5, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The BMW 740 has a larger turning radius than the BMW M5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 740 is significantly less powerful than the BMW M5. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 740 and the BMW M5. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 740 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW M5.
The BMW 740 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M5.
Compare the 2014 BMW 740 and the 2014 BMW M5.
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MSRP*: $74,000 - $81,000
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $2,000||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 2.99%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 3.00%||--|
|Highway MPG:||28 - 29||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$68,080 - $74,520||$85,470|
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