BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benzvs. BMW

When it comes to German luxury cars, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are often mentioned in the same sentence. True, there are similarities between the two brands, but when you get down to brass tacks, Mercedes-Benz vehicles offer San Diego drivers greater value and luxury—in most cases, for less money. Compare BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz below to reach your own conclusion!

Mercedes-Benz VS BMW
Starting MSRP $32,700 CLA vs. BMW 2-Series Starting MSRP $34,800
241 hp C-Class vs. BMW 3-Series 180 hp
Standard 12.3-Inch Display E-Class vs. BMW 5-Series Standard 10.2-Inch Display
Standard Active Brake Assist GLA vs. BMW X1 Optional
Standard Driver Attention Monitor GLC vs. BMW X4 Feature Not Offered
Starting MSRP $52,200 GLE vs. BMW X5 Starting MSRP $56,950

BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz: Coupes & Sedans

  • CLA vs. BMW 2-Series: The BMW 2-Series starts at $34,800, while the CLA starts at $32,700. Not only is the CLA less expensive, it offers greater highway mpg and a five-person seating capacity. On the whole, the CLA is better equipped, offering standard features like a 14-way power driver’s seat and eight speakers–neither of which are standard on the 2-Series.
  • C-Class vs. BMW 3-Series: The BMW 3-Series starts out with 180-hp and 200 lb-ft on tap. Meanwhile, the C-Class generates 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. It also gets a 9-speed automatic vs. the 3-Series’ 8-speed automatic. Unlike the 3-Series, the C-Class comes with a large 7-inch display and driver memory settings.
  • E-Class vs. BMW 5-Series: Performance-wise, the E-Class and BMW 5-Series are comparable. However, when it comes to comforts and technologies, the E-Class can’t be outdone. Inside the E-Class, you’ll find a 12.3-inch display and steering-wheel mounted Touch Controls; those features aren’t even options for the 5-Series.
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BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz: SUVs

  • GLA vs. BMW X1: The BMW X1 starts at $33,900, while the GLA has a starting MSRP of $33,400. In addition, the X1 earns 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway. The GLA is more efficient with 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway. Active Brake Assist and an eight-speaker sound system are also standard on the GLA—not the X1.
  • GLC vs. BMW X4: Compared to the BMW X4, the GLC is $1,000 less. Still, the GLC houses a more powerful turbo engine and a smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic. Traveling on Escondido’s city streets is also more efficient with the GLC, despite its higher output. For greater convenience, the GLC comes with 56.5 cubic feet of cargo space vs. 49.4 cubic feet inside the X4.
  • GLE vs. BMW X5: The BMW X5 has a starting MSRP of $56,950. The GLE is less costly at $52,200. When it comes towing, the GLE is more capable and can trailer 6,600 pounds vs. 5,952 pounds with the X5. You’ll also find more cargo room inside the GLE; with the rear seats folded, it offers 80.3 cubic feet. The X5 offers just 66 cubic feet.

Explore the Mercedes-Benz Line at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula!

Schedule a test drive with any of the above-mentioned vehicles to judge them for yourself! To learn more about BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz, as well as other competitors, review our Mercedes-Benz comparisons. Don’t hesitate to contact us online with questions, or visit us near Murrieta and Menifee.

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