2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs. BMW 7 series Luxury Sedans Comparison
All two sedans are imposing machines, with long wheelbases and elegant proportions. The S-class is the widest, tallest, and has the longest wheelbase, but the 7-series is somewhat shorter in overall length and width but has a wheelbase just 0.2 inch shorter the Benz’s.
When it comes to luxury, it’s all about what’s inside these sedans’ plush cabins. The new S-class is coming in hot on the tech front with a massive 12.8-inch touchscreen that dominates the center stack and uses Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment software. The 7-series’ central iDrive screen measures 10.3 inches.
The rear-seat experience is paramount, too, and the more expensive S580 model will offer an optional Executive Line package with all sorts of creature comforts including massaging power-adjustable seats that are heated and cooled, an dual-screen entertainment system, and separate climate zones for each rear passenger. This should line up nicely with the BMW 7-series’ Luxury Rear Seating package.
Pricing hasn’t been announced for the S-Class yet, but we feel comfortable in estimating it will be close to or greater than $95,000, the starting price for the outgoing model. That also will put it at about $10,000 more expensive than either the BMW.