When comparing the BMW 8 Series's and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class's specifications and ratings, the BMW 8 Series has the advantage in the area of new vehicle base pricing. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW 8 Series's and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a better car than the BMW 8 Series.
BMW 8 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing
For a new model, the BMW 8 Series's price is between $93,845 and $129,882, with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class priced between $132,939 and $227,828.
BMW 8 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW 8 Series loses 55.7 percent of its value and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class loses 54.6 percent of its value. This means the Mercedes-Benz S-Class retains 1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW 8 Series.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW 8 Series’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class base engine makes 496 horsepower.