2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2018 BMW 7 Series

When it comes to a full-size luxury sedan, expectations are high. Any model that doesn't offer premium interior comfort and luxury, confident and engaging performance, and sweeping style may as well go home, or shed the luxury badge. Both of the models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2018 BMW 7 Series comparison earn the name with a host of standard and available features that can transport drivers and passengers to a new level of comfort.

Each of these models represents the pinnacle of their respective brand lineups. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan received a new redesign for 2018 and offers an even more extreme level of quality and features. The 2018 BMW 7 Series isn't new this year (with the exception of the hybrid model) but still offers top quality. However, we like the immediate power and spacious interior that the Mercedes-Benz vehicle offers even from the base trim. Both of these sedans seat five passengers and are available in several models with different engines. We've compared the base options in the chart below to give you an idea of the numbers.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 vs 2018 BMW 740i
$89,900 Starting MSRP $83,100
3.0-L V-6 Base Engine 3.0-L inline-6
362 hp, 369 lb-ft Base Engine Output 320 hp, 330 lb-ft
16.3 cubic feet Trunk Space 18.2 cubic feet

Engine options on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

One thing should stand out immediately from the chart above. The 2018 Mercedes-Ben S-Class may have a higher starting Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price, but it also offers an impressive advantage in base engine output. The 3.0-liter V-6 engine on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 offers 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, while the BMW inline six-cylinder base engine in the 2018 BMW 740i model is rated for 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Even for drivers who want breathtaking amounts of power, the Mercedes-Benz can take the lead in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2018 BMW 7 Series comparison with an upper AMG® trim. 

Both of these sedans are available in all models with all-wheel drive (called xDrive for the BMW and 4MATIC® for the Mercedes-Benz*), and come with a host of standard luxury features. Leather upholstery, automatic climate control, driver assistance features and LED lighting all come standard. Either one of these options can offer elite comfort to all riders.

We believe that the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class can take on any full-size luxury sedan on the road today and impress drivers and passengers alike. If you would like to experience for yourself the luxury and precision of this flagship model, contact a member of the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City team today, or schedule a test drive.


*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

luxurious front seats of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
silver 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan against a black background
front grille close-up of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class on a black background
view of the elegant dashboard of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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