As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the BMW 428 in the front seats.
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 428, 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 428 have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is much wider than the BMW 428, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 428.
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 428.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has about the same turning radius as the BMW 428, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a much more powerful engine than the BMW 428. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has less seating than the BMW 428, making the BMW 428 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class as you will in the BMW 428.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 428.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the 2014 BMW 428.
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MSRP*: $106,700 - $214,500
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Visit Rebate Center|
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|City MPG:||14 - 18||--|
|Highway MPG:||21 - 25||--|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$99,231 - $199,485||$44,850|
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