2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2018 BMW 7 Series

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan exterior front fascia and passenger side vs 2018 BMW 7 Series sedan exterior front fascia and drivers side

If you are looking for a luxury sedan, but aren’t certain what one suits you, comparing two of the vehicles you are interested in is a great way to narrow down the list of potential sedans. So, we are pitting the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan against the 2018 BMW 7 Series sedan in an effort to see which vehicle comes out on top.

For the purpose of this comparison, we will be taking the specifications of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 4dr sedan with the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder Turbo engine. It will be compared to the 2018 BMW 740i 4dr sedan with the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder Turbo engine.

We’ve taken some common specs that many car shoppers look at and laid them out in a side-by-side comparison. Hopefully by the end, you will have a better idea of what vehicle you are more interested in.



2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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2018 BMW 7 Series

362 hp Horsepower 320 hp
369 ft-lbs Torque 332 ft-lbs
19/28/22 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined) 21/29/24 mpg
23.0 gal Fuel Capacity 20.6 gal

Advantages of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

As you can see in the table above, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan has a fair amount of power. While the 2018 BMW 7 Series is by no means weak, the S-Class still has it beaten out at 362 horsepower and 369 ft-lbs of torque, compared to the 7 Series 320 horsepower and 332 ft-lbs of torque. A smaller difference, but still one that can be felt when driving the vehicle.

When it comes to fuel efficiency, it’s a bit harder to tell, especially since both vehicles are so close in comparison. However, the S-Class inches ahead of the 7 Series. Here’s why; while the S-Class gets a smaller number of miles per gallon on the city, highway, and combined, the 7 Series has a smaller fuel tank capacity. This means that, even though the 7-series gets a combined total of 2 miles per gallon more, you will potentially see the S-Class going farther because of the larger fuel tank.

We hope that this comparison has helped in your research. If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Mercedes-Benz of Salem.