|2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class||VS||2016 BMW 7-Series|
|17/26 (City/Hwy)||Fuel Rating||21/29 (City/Hwy)|
|Standard||Alarm Notification System||Not Available|
|Standard||Premium Sound System||Not Available|
|449 Horsepower||Engine Output||320 Horsepower|
Drivers in the market for a larger luxury sedan have a few options on the market. While that may be true, it could be argued that Mercedes-Benz and BMW are among the top competitors in the luxury segment. To aid car buyers in their research process, we wanted to compare two of the auto world’s big shots. So, we put the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. the 2016 BMW 7-Series. Each of the sedans includes a large number of in-car features, like Bluetooth, climate control, an HD radio, heated/cooled seats and more, but when it comes down to the nitty gritty, one brand has a leg up on the other.
In the area of fuel-efficiency, the 2016 BMW 7-Series offers a little bit more mileage for driver’s money. While that may be the case, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers more in the areas of premium sound features, power and security. Standard in the 2016 S-Class comes a Burmester Surround Sound System, which includes 13 speakers and a 590-watt digital amplifier. With an advanced sound system, comes advanced technology to protect it in the Alarm Notification System. With Mercedes-Benz mbrace, drivers are able to be aware of what is going on in and around their vehicle while they’re away.
When comparing the engine in the two vehicles, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a leg up, once again. The 2016 7-Series does boast a 320-horsepower, 3.0-liter inline six; however, the 2016 S-Class’ 4.7-liter V8 offers drivers an output of up to 449-horsepower.
That being said, if power is at the top of a buyer’s list (along with premium audio features and security), giving the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class a second glance may work in their favor. Drivers looking to test drive the newest S-Class can do so by contacting Aristocrat Mercedes-Benz, or by setting up a test drive through the simple, online scheduling system.