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2014 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class vs. 2015 BMW 640 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 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class than the BMW 640. The BMW 640 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 640 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 640, 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 640 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a little narrower than the BMW 640, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, which is slightly longer than the BMW 640.

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 640.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has about the same turning radius as the BMW 640, allowing equal maneuverability 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 640. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class and the BMW 640. The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 640, 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 640.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CL-Class

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MSRP*: $116,600 - $215,500

2015 BMW
640

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MSRP*: $76,100 - $79,100
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $8,000 Up to $3,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 3.12%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.12%
City MPG: 12 - 15 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 18 - 24 29 - 32
Engine(s): V-12, V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $108,438 - $200,415 $70,010 - $72,770

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