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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 740 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-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 ActiveHybrid 740 than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Convenience
With the BMW ActiveHybrid 740 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz CLS-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 ActiveHybrid 740 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-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 ActiveHybrid 740, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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

Handling
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it much 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 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 740

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MSRP*: $84,300

2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $3,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 30 22 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $77,555 $67,053 - $99,045

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