Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW M3 than the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, drivers may find the BMW M3 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.
With the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW M3, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
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 M3, 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 M3 have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is much wider than the BMW M3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW M3.
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 M3.
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has about the same turning radius as the BMW M3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is somewhat more powerful than the BMW M3.
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 M3. The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the BMW M3.
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M3.
Compare the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class and the 2013 BMW M3.
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MSRP*: $115,300 - $213,200
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $4,500||Up to $1,500|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 2.99%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 3.00%|
|City MPG:||12 - 15||14|
|Highway MPG:||18 - 24||--|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$107,229 - $198,276||$55,290|
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