Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 740 than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW 740 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.
With the BMW 740 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, due to its tank size and 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 CLS-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW 740, 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 740 have similar Destination Charges.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is a little narrower than the BMW 740, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is slightly shorter than the BMW 740, which may make it easier to park.
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 740.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a significantly smaller turning radius than the BMW 740, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a much more powerful engine than the BMW 740. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has less seating than the BMW 740, making the BMW 740 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has less cargo capacity than the BMW 740, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 740.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and the 2014 BMW 740.
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MSRP*: $72,100 - $106,500
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MSRP*: $74,000 - $81,000
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $3,000||Up to $2,000|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 2.99%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 3.00%|
|City MPG:||16 - 18||19|
|Highway MPG:||22 - 27||28 - 29|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$67,053 - $99,045||$68,080 - $74,520|
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