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

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Classvs. 2018 BMW 7-Series

When it comes to luxury sedans, few can match the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series. So, how do they compare against one another? Taking a closer look, it’s easy to see that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the stronger and better-equipped sedan, and offers the pure luxury experience Anthem drivers seek. We’ve compared the BMW 7-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class below, starting with the base-level 740i and S 450 Sedans.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan VS 2018 BMW 740i Sedan
362 hp Horsepower 320 hp
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
Standard Android Auto™ Feature Not Offered
12.3 inches Central Display 10.2 inches
Standard Steering Wheel Touch Controls Feature Not Offered
Standard Car-to-X Communication Feature Not Offered


  • Engine: Both come standard with a 3.0L turbo 6-cylinder, although the S-Class coaxes more power from its engine. The S 450 generates 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, while the 740i generates 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmission: You’ll find an 8-speed automatic on the 7-Series and a 9-speed automatic on the S-Class.
  • Acceleration: Both the S 450 and 740i reach 60 mph from a standstill in about 5.4 seconds.
  • MPG Ratings: At the base level, the S-Class is more powerful, yet stays neck-and-neck with the 7-Series in terms of fuel economy. The S 450 earns 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway vs. 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway from the 740i.
S 450 Lighting
2018 S 450 Dash

Luxury Features

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series are flagship sedans, so you can expect many of the same features on either model. For example, both come standard with air suspension, leather seating, authentic wood trim, power front seats with memory, dual-zone climate control, navigation, and telematics. Nevertheless, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a benchmark in is class for a reason; the following are standard on the S 450, but not the BMW 7-series:

  • 12.3-inch display with a touchpad controller
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Energizing Comfort Control
  • Steering-wheel mounted Touch Controls
  • 64-color/3-zone LED lighting for the interior
  • Android Auto™

Driver Assists

Anthem and Green Valley drivers in search of a safety-first sedan are sure to appreciate the standard driver assists on the S-Class and 7-Series. Both include features like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, blind spot detection, and lane departure warning. You won’t find any of the following on the BMW 7-Series—but you will on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class:

  • PRESAFE® Sound: The BMW 7-Series gets a pre-collision system, but doesn’t include anything like PRESAFE® Sound. This system plays a “pink noise” through the audio system to protect your hearing in the event of an accident.
  • Car-to-X Communication: This unique feature allows Mercedes-Benz S-Class drivers in and around Enterprise to share weather alerts and traffic updates.
  • Optional Night View Assist® PLUS: Using infrared camera technology, Night View Assist® PLUS detects straight-ahead pedestrians and animals, and displays their heat signatures on the instrument cluster.
2018 S 450 Interior

BMW 7-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Choose the S-Class!

Check out our S-Class Dare to Compare to see how the 2018 S 450 stacks up against the BMW 7-Series 750i, as well as the Lexus LS. When you’re ready, schedule a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Henderson—not far from Boulder City. Our team is standing by to help apply for financing or secure a Mercedes-Benz lease.

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Mercedes-Benz of Henderson
Mercedes-Benz of Henderson
925 Auto Show Drive
Henderson, NV, 89014 United States
Mercedes-Benz of Henderson 36.0449032, -115.0242483.