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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class vs. 2015 BMW 740 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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.

Convenience
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.

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 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.

Dimensions
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.

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 740.

Handling
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.

Performance
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.

Utility
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.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 740.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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

2015 BMW
740

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MSRP*: $74,000 - $82,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 3.11%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.10%
City MPG: 16 - 18 19
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 28 - 29
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 $68,080 - $75,900

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