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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 740 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

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Comfort
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the BMW ActiveHybrid 740 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW ActiveHybrid 740 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 S-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 S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. When looking at overall length, the BMW ActiveHybrid 740 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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

Handling
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. 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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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

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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 740

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MSRP*: $84,300

2014 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $92,900 - $139,500
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 15 - 17
Highway MPG: 30 23 - 26
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 $86,397 - $129,735

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