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BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benzvs. BMW

BMW and Mercedes-Benz aren’t just top names in German luxury; they’re rulers of the luxury segment. So, how do they stack up against one another? We’ve done the research for San Jose and Newark drivers in search of a new luxury car. Compare BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz to see which brand offers the best all-around value.

Mercedes-Benz VS BMW
4 years/50,000 miles Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles
7-day/500-mile Exchange Privilege 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

Both the BMW warranty and Mercedes-Benz warranty for new vehicles lasts 4 years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first). Mercedes-Benz and BMW share the same certified pre-owned warranty as well. After the new vehicle warranty expires, the two luxury car brands’ 1-year/unlimited-mile CPO warranty kicks in.


BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz: CPO Program Benefits

When comparing certified pre-owned program benefits, Mercedes-Benz outshines BMW. Though both come with a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report and have transferable warranties, Mercedes-Benz requires no deductible and offers a 7-day/500-mile Exchange Privilege in case you change your mind — unlike BMW.

BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz: Sedans & Coupes

  • CLA vs. BMW 2-Series: Next to the CLA, the BMW 2-Series has a higher starting MSRP of $2,200 yet lacks features that are offered on the Mercedes-Benz CLA, including seating for five passengers and 14-way power-adjustable front seats.
  • C-Class vs. BMW 3-Series: The C-Class and BMW 3-Series are both powered by a 255-hp 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine at their base levels. The C-Class gets a 9-speed automatic, though, resulting in smoother gear shifts compared to the 3-Series’ 8-speed automatic.
  • E-Class vs. BMW 5-Series: The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series produce 273 lb-ft of torque and 258 lb-ft of torque, respectively. Not only does the E-Class generate more torque, but it provides a smoother, more responsive ride, thanks to its 9-speed automatic transmission. Also, the E-Class comes with features not included on the 5-Series, such as Car-to-X Communication and 64-color ambient lighting.

BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz: SUVs

  • GLA vs. BMW X1: The BMW X1 not only costs more than the GLA but lacks features that come standard on the Mercedes-Benz GLA, such as front passenger seat memory settings and 14-way power-adjustable front seats.
  • GLC vs. BMW X4: The BMW X4 is considerably more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz GLC, with starting MSRPs of $50,450 and $40,700, respectively. Despite the lower price tag, the GLC comes with features that the BMW X4 does not. Some of these features include a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission and dual-zone climate control.
  • GLE vs. BMW X5: Planning a big trip with the family? The Mercedes-Benz GLE offers more space for luggage and other belongings. With the rear seats folded, the GLE provides 80.3 cubic feet of cargo room, while the GLE offers 72.3 cubic feet.

Find Your New Mercedes-Benz Near Union City!

While both automakers offer more than six models, we selected some of the most popular to give you an idea of what each lineup delivers. All in all, most of the Mercedes-Benz vehicles are less expensive, while also being more efficient, comfortable, and functional. Compare additional BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz models, like the CLS vs. BMW 6-Series, with help from Fletcher Jones Motorcars of Fremont, located near Milpitas. Schedule your test drive today, or to learn more, see how Mercedes-Benz compares to other luxury brands like Lexus and Audi!

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