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2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vs. 2015 BMW 435 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the BMW 435 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class as you will with the BMW 435, 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 SL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW 435, 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 435 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is much wider than the BMW 435, 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 435.

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 435.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has about the same turning radius as the BMW 435, allowing equal maneuverability 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 435. 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 435, making the BMW 435 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 435.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 435.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
SL-Class

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MSRP*: $84,000 - $215,250

2015 BMW
435

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MSRP*: $54,900 - $56,900
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 3.59%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.10%
City MPG: 14 - 20 20
Highway MPG: 21 - 27 --
Engine(s): V-12, V-6, V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $78,120 - $200,183 $50,510 - $52,350

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Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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