As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the BMW 650 in the front seats.
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 650, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 650, 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 650 have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is much wider than the BMW 650, 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'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW 650.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW 650.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 650, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is somewhat more powerful than the BMW 650.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has less seating than the BMW 650, making the BMW 650 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the BMW 650.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 650.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and the 2014 BMW 650.
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MSRP*: $106,700 - $214,500
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MSRP*: $94,200 - $97,200
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $4,500||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.99%||As low as 3.19%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 3.12%|
|City MPG:||14 - 18||16 - 17|
|Highway MPG:||21 - 25||24 - 25|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$99,231 - $199,485||$86,665 - $89,425|
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