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BMW M5 vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

When comparing the BMW M5 to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the BMW M5 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the BMW M5 versus the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a better car than the BMW M5.

BMW M5 versus Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW M5 ranges from $93,070 to $114,700 while a used Mercedes-Benz S-Class from the same model year range is priced between $79,814 to $177,097. For a new model, the BMW M5's price is between $110,327 and $148,906, with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class priced between $113,999 and $144,322.

BMW M5 versus Mercedes-Benz S-Class Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW M5 is 7.9 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz S-Class' quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the BMW M5 being ranked 11 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class being ranked 4 out of 24 Best Luxury Large Cars.

BMW M5 versus Mercedes-Benz S-Class Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the BMW M5’s base engine makes 600 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class base engine makes 429 horsepower. The M5 is rated to deliver an average of 17 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 422 miles. The S-Class is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 666 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$110,327 - $148,906

Used Asking Price:

$93,070 - $114,700

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

54.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$113,999 - $144,322

Used Asking Price:

$79,814 - $177,097

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

54.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.3 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 29
11 / 29

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 24
4 / 24

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base

Trim Levels

Mercedes-Maybach S 580 4MATIC, S 580 4MATIC, S 500 4MATIC, Mercedes-Maybach S 680 4MATIC

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

600 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

553 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.138 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

429 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

384 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.091 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

4.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

15 / 21 / 17

Range (city/hwy):

302 / 422 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 30 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

466 / 666 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Standard

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Standard

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

14 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

103.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

43.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

59 inches

Cargo Space:

12.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

112.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4345 lbs

Width:

83.7 inches

Height:

58 inches

Length:

196.4 inches

Wheelbase:

117.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4740 lbs

Width:

83 inches

Height:

59.2 inches

Length:

208.2 inches

Wheelbase:

126.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

275/40R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/45R19