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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. 2015 BMW 550 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 S-Class than the BMW 550. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 550 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class as you will with the BMW 550, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 S-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW 550, 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 S-Class and the BMW 550 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is much wider than the BMW 550, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW 550.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the BMW 550.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a larger turning radius than the BMW 550, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is somewhat more powerful than the BMW 550.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 550.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 550.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*: $94,400 - $222,000

2015 BMW
550

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MSRP*: $64,550 - $66,850
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 3.11%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.10%
City MPG: 13 - 17 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 20 - 26 24 - 25
Engine(s): V-12, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $87,792 - $206,460 $59,385 - $61,500

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