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2020 BMW Z4 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

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2020 BMW
Z4

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*
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$49,700 to $63,700
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$138,600
Invoice* $46,720 to $59,740 $130,284
MPG - City 24 17
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 V-8
Seating Capacity 2 4
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
The BMW Z4 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz S-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW Z4, due to its tank size and 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). Based on MSRP, the BMW Z4 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 Z4 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW Z4 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the BMW Z4, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Drivetrain
The BMW Z4 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW Z4 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW Z4 has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz S-Class the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW Z4 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW Z4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.