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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 740 vs. 2014 BMW M5 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 ActiveHybrid 740 than the BMW M5. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW ActiveHybrid 740 and the BMW M5 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW ActiveHybrid 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.

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 ActiveHybrid 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 ActiveHybrid 740 and the BMW M5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 is about the same width as the BMW M5. If you go with the BMW ActiveHybrid 740, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW M5.

Drivetrain
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 has much less torque than the BMW M5, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 has a larger turning radius than the BMW M5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW ActiveHybrid 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.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW ActiveHybrid 740 and the BMW M5. The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 has less cargo capacity than the BMW M5, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M5.

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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 740

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MSRP*: $84,300

2014 BMW
M5

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MSRP*: $92,900
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City MPG: 22 14
Highway MPG: 30 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $77,555 $85,470

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