Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW M3 than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the BMW M3 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW M3, due to its tank size and 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). The BMW M3 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 M3 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.
The BMW M3 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. When looking at overall length, the BMW M3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW M3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
The BMW M3 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M3 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The BMW M3 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The BMW M3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Compare the 2013 BMW M3 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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MSRP*: $52,200 - $59,000
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $1,500||Up to $4,000|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 2.99%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 3.00%||--|
|City MPG:||14||18 - 21|
|Highway MPG:||20||26 - 30|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$55,290||$48,546 - $54,870|
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