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2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class vs. 2015 BMW 650 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 650 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 650, 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 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.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW 650.

Handling
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.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is somewhat more powerful than the BMW 650.

Utility
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.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 650.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz
SL-Class

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

2015 BMW
650

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MSRP*: $94,900 - $97,900
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City MPG: 14 - 20 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 21 - 27 24 - 25
Engine(s): V-12, V-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $78,120 - $200,183 $87,310 - $90,070

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