Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 740 than the Mercedes-Benz S-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 S-Class.
The BMW 740 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, making it more convenient to drive.
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 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 S-Class and the BMW 740 have similar Destination Charges.
The Mercedes-Benz S-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. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 740.
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 740.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 740, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz S-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.
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 740. The Mercedes-Benz S-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 S-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 740.
Compare the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the 2014 BMW 740.
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MSRP*: $92,350 - $212,000
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MSRP*: $74,000 - $81,000
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $2,000|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 2.99%|
|City MPG:||12 - 21||19|
|Highway MPG:||19 - 31||28 - 29|
|Engine(s):||V-12, V-6, V-8||Inline-6|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$85,886 - $197,160||$68,080 - $74,520|
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