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2019 BMW M850 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 Review

New 2019 BMW M850

2019 BMW
M850

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New 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 450

2019 Mercedes-Benz
SL 450

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MSRP*
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$121,400
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$89,150
Invoice* $113,400 $83,801
MPG - City 17 20
MPG - Hwy 26 N/A
Engine(s) V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity 4 2
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
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW M850, drivers may find the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz SL 450 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW M850, 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). The BMW M850 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, 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 BMW M850 and the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW M850 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW M850, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M850 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450.

Handling
The BMW M850 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M850 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW M850 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW M850 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW M850 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SL 450.