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

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

For decades, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class lineup has been a flagship for the brand. The 2018 model year has seen a complete overhaul of the well-loved sedan. The new S-Class features the latest features and technology pioneered by Mercedes-Benz to optimize comfort, connectivity, safety, and luxury. We want you to always shop informed, so the team at Jack Ingram Motors has put together this comparison of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan vs the 2018 BMW 7 Series Sedan.

For this comparison, we'll be looking at the base configurations for both sedans. Specifically, they are the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 and the 2018 BMW 740i. At first glance at the table below, you'll notice that the BMW is slightly less in MSRP than the S 450. Cheaper isn't always better, though. With the slightly higher starting price of the S 450, drivers get a larger engine with a higher peak horsepower. In this case, more power doesn't mean a drop in fuel economy, as both model's EPA-estimated fuel economy and their 0-60 acceleration times remain similar. 

2018 S 450 Sedan


2018 740i Sedan

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

362 horsepower &

5.4 seconds

Horsepower &

0-60 MPH Acceleration Time

320 horsepower &

5.4 seconds


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

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

2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 Sedan Features & Packages

As we mentioned earlier, this is a comparison between the base model of each automaker's respective series. Although the S 450 is The S-Class lineup's base trim, it's hardly basic. In its redesign, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 was packed with some of the latest features to make driving easier, more comfortable, safer, and more connected than ever before. Drivers can take their new S-Class Sedan a step further with numerous available packages including the Executive Rear Seat package. This package gives the rear seats of your 2018 S 450 a multi-contour design with built-in massage, an executive right rear seat, and a cushion-integrated airbag.

See more of what the 2018 S 450 Sedan has to offer below:

  • Advanced Driver Assist Features
  • 12.3-inch digital information cluster
  • COMAND® System with touchpad controller
  • Rearview camera system
  • Energizing Comfort Control
  • 5 Years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect services
  • Premium Sound System
  • AndroidAuto and Apple CarPlay
  • ... and so much more!