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2020 BMW 740 vs. 2019 BMW M550 Review

New 2020 BMW 740

2020 BMW
740

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New 2019 BMW M550

2019 BMW
M550

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MSRP*
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$86,450 to $89,450
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$74,450
Invoice* $80,900 to $83,690 $69,740
MPG - City 20 - 22 18
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 V-8
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 740 than the BMW M550. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW M550, the BMW 740 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the BMW 740 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW M550, 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 BMW 740 is somewhat more expensive than the BMW M550. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 740 and the BMW M550 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 740 is a little wider than the BMW M550, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the BMW 740, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW M550.

Drivetrain
The BMW 740 has much less torque than the BMW M550, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The BMW 740 has a larger turning radius than the BMW M550, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 740 is significantly less powerful than the BMW M550. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 740 and the BMW M550. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW 740 as you will in the BMW M550.

Warranty
The BMW 740 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M550.