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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class vs. 2014 BMW 640 Gran Coupe Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class than in the BMW 640 Gran Coupe, due to the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class's smaller rear head- and legroom. The BMW 640 Gran Coupe will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Convenience
The BMW 640 Gran Coupe requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, 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). The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW 640 Gran Coupe, 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 CLS-Class and the BMW 640 Gran Coupe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is about the same width as the BMW 640 Gran Coupe. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 640 Gran Coupe.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the BMW 640 Gran Coupe.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 640 Gran Coupe, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a much more powerful engine than the BMW 640 Gran Coupe. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has less seating than the BMW 640 Gran Coupe, making the BMW 640 Gran Coupe the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has less cargo capacity than the BMW 640 Gran Coupe, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 640 Gran Coupe.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500

2014 BMW
640 Gran Coupe

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MSRP*: $77,600 - $80,600
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 3.13%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.13%
City MPG: 16 - 18 20
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 29 - 30
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $67,053 - $99,045 $71,390 - $74,150

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.