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2014 BMW M5 vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW M5 than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The BMW M5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW M5, making it more convenient to drive.

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 M5 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 M5 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW M5 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. When looking at overall length, the BMW M5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW M5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Handling
The BMW M5 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M5 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Utility
The BMW M5 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 M5 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW M5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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2014 BMW
M5

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MSRP*: $92,900

2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 14 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 20 22 - 27
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $85,470 $67,053 - $99,045

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