2019 BMW 7 Series vs Mercedes S Class
Luxury car fans can rejoice, because 2019 brings new versions of two of the best, most refined luxury sedans on the roads of Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. These vehicles, of course, are the 7 Series by BMW, and the S Class by Mercedes. Drivers who demand the best in a refined ride with the kind of comfort that only a luxury-badged vehicle can provide will immediately recognize both these cars.
It’s an exciting time as these vehicles begin to roll out, and it’s only natural that professionals and luxury car aficionados are interested to see how these two powerhouse sedans measure up. Let’s check out a comparison and breakdown of what to expect from the 2019 BMW 7 Series vs. Mercedes S Class, and where you can see the winner today.
In comparing the BMW 7 Series to the Mercedes S Class, we’ll start with a general overview. The 7 Series hits showrooms this year with minimal changes, presenting largely the same exciting package we came to love last year, including the plug-in hybrid 740e xDrive iPerformance model, as well as the powerful V-12 M70i xDrive.
The S Class comes with a few upgrades this year, but it’s hard to say exactly what they are, because it hasn’t arrived to make a splash just yet. We know it will be a bit longer and wider than before, and that it will still feature its own V12 engine. Still, there’s not expected to be a lot of changes for 2019.
The S-Class will be available in four trim levels: the S 450, the S 560, the AMG S 63 and the AMG S 65. Of these, the 450 is available only as a sedan. The others are available as sedan, coupe, or cabriolet convertible. The BMW 7 Series, on the other hand, is available in 740i, 750i, 740e xDrive Performance, and M760i xDrive. Both vehicles carry four different trim levels, so it’s an equal split there.
Engines are comparable between the vehicles as well, with the BMW 7 Series offering four engines: a turbocharged 3.0L V6, two engines at the V8 level, and a top-of-the-line V12. The Mercedes has only three engine options, however, with the base level engine also being a 3.0-liter V6 engine. You’ll get more choices of power with the BMW than with the Mercedes.
When it comes to fuel economy, the 7 Series is the clear winner. It boasts an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. By comparison, the new Mercedes S-Class gets only an EPA-estimated 19 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. You’ll make fewer trips to the gas station with the BMW.
The 2019 BMW 7 Series has already proven itself a roadworthy luxury ride. As for the Mercedes S Class, not only have we not seen it yet, but we’re not even sure when it’s arriving in showrooms. If you’re in Manhattan, the Bronx, or Queens, and you’d like to check out the new BMW 7 Series for yourself, BMW of Manhattan can help. Just stop into our dealership today or schedule a test drive!