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2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vs. 2013 BMW 135 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 135.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW 135, due to its larger tank size and better 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 SL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW 135, 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 SL-Class and the BMW 135 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is much wider than the BMW 135, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW 135.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the BMW 135.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a larger turning radius than the BMW 135, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a much more powerful engine than the BMW 135. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has less seating than the BMW 135, making the BMW 135 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW 135.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 135.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
SL-Class

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MSRP*: $106,700 - $214,500
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2013 BMW
135

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MSRP*: $44,400 - $48,250
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $4,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 3.99%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 14 - 18 19
Highway MPG: 21 - 25 --
Engine(s): V-12, V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $99,231 - $199,485 $40,850 - $44,390

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