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BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benzvs. BMW

If you want a German luxury vehicle, chances are BMW and Mercedes-Benz are on your radar. Both offer premium craftsmanship, comfort, and performance, but which brand is best for you: BMW or Mercedes-Benz? To give both brands the chance to shine, we’ve compared six best-selling vehicles from Mercedes-Benz and BMW, as well as their warranties and certified pre-owned programs. Compare BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz below, and find out which brand offers more value for your money!

Mercedes-Benz VS BMW
4 years/50,000 miles Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles
7-day/500-mile Exchange Privileg CPO Program Benefit Not Offered
Seats Five Passengers CLA vs. BMW 2-Series Seats Four Passengers
9-speed Automatic Transmission C-Class vs. BMW 3-Series 8-speed Automatic Transmission
64-color LED Ambient Lighting E-Class vs. BMW 5-Series 11-color Ambient Lighting
Front Passenger Seat with Memory GLA vs. BMW X1 Feature Not Offered
$40,700 Starting MSRP GLC vs. BMW X4 $50,450 Starting MSRP
80.3 cubic feet of cargo space GLE vs. BMW X5 72.3 cubic feet of cargo space

BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz: Warranty

BMW and Mercedes-Benz both offer a 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle warranty. Furthermore, the two luxury brands both offer the same certified pre-owned warranty also. No matter which brand you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle from, you’ll be backed by a 1-year/unlimited-mile CPO warranty after the new vehicle warranty ends.


BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz: CPO Program Benefits

Which brand offers a better certified pre-owned program: BMW or Mercedes-Benz? While both provide a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report and transferable warranties, Mercedes-Benz CPO benefits also include a 7-day/500-mile Vehicle Exchange Privilege and no deductible.

BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz: Coupes & Sedans

  • CLA vs. BMW 2-Series: The BMW 2-Series starts at $35,300, making it more expensive than the CLA (starting MSRP of $33,100). Despite the lower price point, the CLA offers features that aren’t included on the 2-Series, such as seating for five and an 8-inch display screen.
  • C-Class vs. BMW 3-Series: Both the C-Class and BMW 3-Series start out with a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine that generates 255 hp. However, the C-Class comes equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission for smoother handling and gear-shifting, while the 3-Series gets an 8-speed automatic.
  • E-Class vs. BMW 5-Series: The BMW 5-Series produces 258 lb-ft of torque, while the Mercedes-Benz E-Class produces 273 lb-ft of torque. The C-Class also offers faster gear changes with its 9-speed automatic transmission. What’s more, unlike the 5-Series, the E-Class provides additional unique features like Car-to-X Communication and 64-color ambient lighting.
E 300 In Driveway
2018 GLA 250

BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz: SUVs

  • GLA vs. BMW X1: The BMW X1 costs about $1,000 more than the GLA, yet it doesn’t provide certain high-end features the GLA does. Some features that only the GLA offers include 14-way power-adjustable front seats and front passenger seat memory settings.
  • GLC vs. BMW X4: The Mercedes-Benz GLC starts at $40,700 MSRP while the BMW X4 starts at a significantly more expensive price point — $50,450 MSRP. Even though the BMW X4 is more expensive, only the GLC comes with dual-zone climate control and a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission.
  • GLE vs. BMW X5: The BMW X5 starts at $60,700. Again, the Mercedes-Benz option is less expensive; the GLE starts at $56,200. It’s also more capable with a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. The BMW X5 can tow 6,600 pounds, making it less powerful than the GLE.

Test Drive a New Mercedes-Benz in Orange County!

While the models above don’t encapsulate the full range of both manufacturers, as there are others like the AMG® E 63 S and BMW M6 to consider, they represent many of the brands’ best-sellers. Not only are many of the Mercedes-Benz vehicles less expensive, but they’re also more powerful, efficient, and better equipped. If you have more questions about BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz or even Lexus vs. Mercedes-Benz, feel free to contact us online! If not, schedule a test drive at Fletcher Jones Motorcars near Laguna Beach!

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