When comparing the 2020 BMW 7 Series's and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class's specifications and ratings, the 2020 BMW 7 Series has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 BMW 7 Series's and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a better car than the 2020 BMW 7 Series.
2020 BMW 7 Series vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing
A used 2020 BMW 7 Series ranges from $40,806 to $80,894 while a used 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is priced between $52,685 to $109,873.
2020 BMW 7 Series vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 BMW 7 Series loses 61.5 percent of its value and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class loses 54.6 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class retains 6.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 BMW 7 Series.
2020 BMW 7 Series vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW 7 Series is 7.5 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz S-Class' quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the BMW 7 Series being ranked 14 out of 24 Best Luxury Large Cars and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class being ranked 9 out of 24.
2020 BMW 7 Series vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW 7 Series is 8.1 out of 10. For the Mercedes-Benz S-Class the reliability rating is 8.3 out of 10. This gives the Mercedes-Benz S-Class a slight advantage in reliability compared to the BMW 7 Series.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 BMW 7 Series’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class base engine makes 362 horsepower. The 7 Series is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 597 miles. The S-Class is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 591 miles. This gives the 2020 BMW 7 Series the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are large cars, the 2020 BMW 7 Series has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and rear shoulder room. The 2020 BMW 7 Series and 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class are comparable in regards to front leg room.