Comparison - BMW M5 4dr 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz S-Class S450 4Matic 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
102,600
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
92,900
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
20.10gals
23.00gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The weapons-grade M5 is a powerful piece of German artillery from BMW’s iconic M division. It sports a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 with 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The M5 faithful will lament the lost manual gearbox and unfamiliar all-wheel-drive system, but this Bimmer has a high-tech drivetrain that can disconnect the front wheels for pure rear-drive personality.

Pros
Astounding acceleration,
rediscovered involvement that doesn’t negatively affect refinement and luxury.

Cons
Stiff ride in Sport mode,
fake engine soundtrack remains,
the stick shift is dead.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 BMW M5 is equal parts performance monster and luxury cruiser.

Pros
Crazy power
Sharp handling
Spacious interior
Wonderful engine noises
Grip of AWD

Cons
No more manual tranmission
Six-figure price
Still pretty heavy

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 BMW M5 is a four-door, five-seat sedan. It comes in only one primary configuration, and is equipped with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends the power to all four wheels.

PROS
Sharper handling from revised suspension
Boffo V8's prodigious thrust
All-wheel drive increases performance capability
Premium cabin packed with features

CONS
Daunting number of powertrain and suspension settings
Stiff on bumpy roads, even in Comfort mode

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class ranked #1 in Super Luxury Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 41 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lavish, feature-filled interior
Outstanding seats
Powerful twin-turbo engines
Cushioned ride

Cons
Coupe and cabriolet models have small trunks
Modest learning curve for infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz continues to push the envelope for comfort. safety, and autonomous driving aids, while improving upon its effortless power and dignified road manners.

Pros
Forceful, smooth powertrains
A true first-class seating experience
Attention to the finest details
Available all-wheel drive
More safety features than ever

Cons
Steering lacks feedback
Hybrid drives heavy
Pricey

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 S-Class has a slightly updated look thanks to a restyling of the headlights, grille, and front and rear bumpers. Inside, there's an updated COMAND infotainment system, a standard wireless charging pad, and a new Energizing Comfort system that links various car features together to simultaneously pamper occupants.

PROS
Ample power with any engine choice
Opulent interior with plenty of customization options
A smooth ride no matter what the road surface
Silent cabin that insulates occupants from the outside world

CONS
Some driver assistance options have questionable value
Not as engaging to drive as some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.40L
3.00L
Torque: 
553ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
600hp
at 5 700rpm
362hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
41.30Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.50in
206.50in
Width: 
74.90in
74.80in
Height: 
58.00in
58.70in
Ground Clearance: 
5.20in
5.00in
Wheel Base: 
117.40in
124.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
39.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.70in
59.70in
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
37.40
Rear leg room: 
36.50in
34.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.90in
59.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
16.30cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.30cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4387.00lbs
4685.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
16 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
16 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
12 -Way Power Passenger Seat
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
600 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(s)
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
13 Total Speakers
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
590 Watts Stereo Output
Burmester Premium Brand Stereo System
Memory Card Slot
Burmester Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 10.5
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Brake Drying
Self-Leveling Headlights
Emergency Braking Preparation
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Folding Headrests

Options

Packages: 
M Driver's Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Executive Package
Warmth And Comfort Package
AMG Line Exterior
Premium Package
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Rear Seat Package
Designo Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl Package
Executive Rear Seat Package PLUS
Designo Silk Beige/Titanium Grey Pearl Package
Rear Seat Package
Exterior Options: 
20" M Double-Spoke Wheels
M Carbon Ceramic Brakes
Moonroof
19” Multispoke Wheels
Rear Spoiler
20” Twin-5-Spoke Wheels
Wheel Locks
20" Multispoke Wheels
Electrically Heated Windshield
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
MAGIC SKY CONTROL
19" Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20” Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
Interior Options: 
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Head-Up Display
Crystal Grey Headliner
Carbon Fiber Look Mirror Housing
Black Headliner
Black DINAMICA Headliner
Exclusive Trim
Rear Seat Entertainment And Comfort Adapter
Comfort Box
Power Outboard Rear Seats W/Memory
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Porcelain Headliner
CD Drive Pre-Wiring In Glove Box
Heated Steering Wheel
Designo Silk Beige/Deep Sea Blue Leather Package
Porcelain DINAMICA Headliner
Wireless Charging Rear
Refrigerator Box For Rear Cabin
Heated Rear Seats