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2014 BMW M5 vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the BMW M5, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz S-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). Based on MSRP, the BMW M5 is clearly a better financial choice over 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 M5 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW M5 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. If you go with the BMW M5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Drivetrain
The BMW M5 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 M5 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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

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2014 BMW
M5

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MSRP*: $92,900

2015 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $94,400 - $222,000
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City MPG: 14 15 - 17
Highway MPG: 20 23 - 26
Engine(s): V-8 V-12, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $85,470 $87,792 - $206,460

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