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2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class vs. 2013 BMW 535 Gran Turismo Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 535 Gran Turismo than the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW 535 Gran Turismo will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class.

Convenience
With the BMW 535 Gran Turismo you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, 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). The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW 535 Gran Turismo, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class and the BMW 535 Gran Turismo have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a little narrower than the BMW 535 Gran Turismo, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 535 Gran Turismo.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the BMW 535 Gran Turismo.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 535 Gran Turismo, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has a much more powerful engine than the BMW 535 Gran Turismo. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has less seating than the BMW 535 Gran Turismo, making the BMW 535 Gran Turismo the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 535 Gran Turismo, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 535 Gran Turismo.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz
CL-Class

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MSRP*: $115,300 - $213,200

2013 BMW
535 Gran Turismo

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MSRP*: $58,300 - $60,600
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.69%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.16%
City MPG: 12 - 15 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 18 - 24 26 - 30
Engine(s): V-12, V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Invoice*: $107,229 - $198,276 $53,635 - $55,750

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