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

The flagship S-Class Sedan received a complete redesign for the 2018 model year--further raising the bar for the luxury sedan segment with advancements in technology, safety, and comfort. Available in four model options, the 2018 S-Class lineup is truly a stunning one. To highlight the new model, we created a 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan vs 2018 BMW 7 Series Sedan comparison.

Our comparison focuses on the 2018 S-Class and 7 Series base models--the S 450 and the 740i. Both are priced in the $80,000-range, but the S 450's slightly higher starting price indicates that it has more to offer both under the hood and inside the cabin. Although the coupes sport similarly-sized engines, the S 450 delivers 42 more horsepower than the 740i. The models are matched in terms of 0-60 MPH acceleration time. The 740i is slightly more fuel efficient than the S 450--but are you looking for pure thrill or gas-saving potential? 

2018 S-Class Sedan in Grey vs 2018 BMW 7 Series in White

2018 Mercedes-Benz

S 450 Sedan


2018 BMW

740i Sedan

$89,900* Starting MSRP $83,100

3.0L V6 biturbo &

9G-TRONIC automatic transmission

Engine &


3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder &

8-speed STEPTRONIC automatic

362 horsepower &

5.4 seconds

Horsepower &

0-60 MPH Acceleration

320 horsepower &

5.4 seconds

19 city / 28 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 21 city / 29 highway


*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, and registration. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for details.

2018 S 450 Sedan Interior Features

Outfitted with the latest connectivity, safety, and comfort systems, the S 450 Sedan exudes luxury and innovation that will leave you wanting more every time you step out of the driver's seat. The S 450 can also be customized with several available package options including the AMG Line package, which adds AMG body styling and 19" AMG twin 5-spoke wheels for a sportier, athletic appearance. 

Some of the 2018 S 450 Sedan's interior features are listed below:

  • Heated 16-way power front seats with memory
  • 5 Years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect services
  • 64-color/3-zone LED ambient lighting
  • Energizing Comfort Control
  • 12.3" high-resolution central display
  • 12.3" digital instrument cluster
  • COMAND® System with touchpad controller
  • Premium sound system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Rearview Camera
  • Several driver-assistance systems