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 M5. The BMW M5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
With the Mercedes-Benz S-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW M5, due to its larger tank size and better 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 S-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW M5, 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 M5 have similar Destination Charges.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is about the same width as the BMW M5. 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 M5.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW M5.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a larger turning radius than the BMW M5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW M5.
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 M5. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the BMW M5.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M5.
Compare the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the 2014 BMW M5.
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MSRP*: $92,350 - $212,000
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|City MPG:||12 - 21||14|
|Highway MPG:||19 - 31||--|
|Engine(s):||V-12, V-6, V-8||V-8|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$85,886 - $197,160||$85,470|
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