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2021 BMW M340 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

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2021 BMW
M340

MSRP*: $54,700 to $56,700
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

MSRP*: $94,250 to $109,750
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Invoice* $51,370 to $53,230 $88,595 to $103,165
MPG - City 22 - 23 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 17.0 ft3 12.3 ft3
Engine Inline-6 V-6, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 382 hp 362 - 463 hp
Exterior Length 185.7 in 206.9 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 43.0 in
Head Room Front 38.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 39.2 in
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the BMW M340, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW M340.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW M340, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the BMW M340 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. 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 M340 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M340 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW M340, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Handling
The BMW M340 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW M340 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
The BMW M340 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M340 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW M340 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Warranty
The BMW M340 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.