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

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW M5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz S-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW M5, due to its tank size and 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 M5 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 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
With its lower torque, the BMW M5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M5 is somewhat more powerful than 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

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: -- As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 14 15 - 17
Highway MPG: 20 23 - 26
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $85,470 $86,397 - $129,735

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