|2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC||VS||2015 BMW 750Li xDrive|
|4.7L Biturbo V-8||Engine||4.4L TwinPower Turbo V-8|
|449 Horsepower||Horsepower||445 Horsepower|
|516 lb-ft||Torque||479 lb-ft|
|16 city / 26 hwy||MPG||16 city / 24 hwy|
The Mercedes-Benz flagship sedan has long been among the most prestigious models in the entire automotive industry. For the 2015 model year, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class once again claims that flagship title, and it lives up to its billing. The epitome of sophistication in a full-size sedan, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class delivers a plush interior, a quiet ride, and no shortage of power. Although the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is widely considered one of the most spectacular models in its category, it does not go unchallenged. One of its chief competitors is the 2015 BMW 7-Series, which, like Mercedes-Benz S-Class, has developed a strong reputation within full-size luxury sedan community.
As we compare the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs 2015 BMW 7-Series, note that we are specifically analyzing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC and BMW 750Li xDrive and that there are a number of variations within each sedan's respective ranges.
Across the board, the major performance ratings fall in favor of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. With a slightly larger V-8 engine than the BMW 7-Series, horsepower ratings are about equal, with a few extra horses going to the S-Class. The S550's biturbo V-8 produces substantially more torque, however, helping the large sedan accelerate with more vigor. Pair that increased torque with a lighter curb weight and the S-Class feels a little quicker behind the wheel.
While both full-size luxury sedans are filled with amenities that make the car as comfortable as most living rooms, the S-Class offers a few creature comforts not available in the 7-Series. For instance, a 24-speaker Burmester 3D surround sound system is available while the 750Li caps its offerings at a 16-speaker system. The front seat of the S-Class also supplies two standard LCD screens, adding to the intuitive design and modern feel of the sedan.
Although both full-size luxury sedans are impressive on a number of levels, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. 2015 BMW 7-Series comparison favors the S-Class in a few key categories. Of course, the best way to compare the two is to get behind the wheel for yourself. Schedule a test drive in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan at Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City.