2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4MATIC® vs 2018 BMW 7-Series

If you're in the market for a luxury flagship sedan, we highly recommend keeping your eye on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan. The iconic sedan is known for its lengthy list of advanced standard features, powerful and responsive engine, and high-end interior features. Wondering what else sets the 2018 S-Class 4MATIC® apart from tough competitors?

We're putting the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 560 4MATIC® to the test, pitting it head-to-head against one of its biggest rivals: the 2018 BMW 7-Series. Keep reading to learn all about the features and specifications offered by both popular luxury sedans!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz S 560 4MATIC® vs 2018 BMW 740i
4.0-liter V-8


3.0-liter inline-6

 449 hp; 516 lb.-ft.

Horsepower & Torque

320 hp; 332 lb.-ft.

Standard 4MATIC® AWD* All-Wheel Drive Not available
Rear side airbags- standard Second Row Side Airbags Not available




2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4MATIC® White Plains NY

The BMW 7-Series Sedan comes in four trim levels: 740i, 740e, 750i, and M760i, but we'll focus on the 740i for this comparison. The 740i trim comes equipped with a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine that kicks out a lackluster 322 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, which is well below the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 560 4MATIC®'s engine performance. Additionally, the 2017 BMW 740i is missing sought-after features such as exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, front airbag deactivation via a Child Seat Detection System, second row side airbags, a built-in compass, a CD changer, rear power headrests, and leather interior trimming, all of which come standard on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 560 4MATIC®.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan comes in three trim levels: S 450, S 450 4MATIC®, and S 560 4MATIC®, but we'll be focusing on the features and specs found on S 560 4MATIC® sedan. The vehicle comes equipped with plenty of high-end features that luxury car shoppers are looking for, such as a powerful and responsive 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine, heated 16-way power front seats with memory settings, 64-color LED ambient lighting, the Air Balance cabin fragrance system, Nappa leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12.3-inch high-resolution central display as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a Burmester Surround Sound audio system, hard-drive navigation, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, dual USB audio ports, wireless smartphone charging, and Adaptvie High Beam Assist.

Car shoppers interested in learning more about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4MATIC® Sedan are encouraged to contact a member of our team at Mercedes-Benz of White Plains today! We'll fill you in on everything you need to know as well as answer any questions you may have.

*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

Black 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4MATIC® front view
Cabin of 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4MATIC® with black leather interior trimming