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2019 BMW M850 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 Review

New 2019 BMW M850

2019 BMW
M850

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New 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550

2019 Mercedes-Benz
SL 550

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MSRP*
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$121,400
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$113,550
Invoice* $113,400 $106,737
MPG - City 17 17
MPG - Hwy 26 N/A
Engine(s) V-8 V-8
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 550 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW M850 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, 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 BMW M850 is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550. 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 550 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW M850 is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, 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 550.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW M850 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550.

Handling
The BMW M850 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M850 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550.

Utility
The BMW M850 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, 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 550, 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 550.