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A BMW and Mercedes are both epitomes of luxury vehicles and a best-seller among top German brands. The engineering and finesse of both vehicles are supreme in many aspects and they are rivals for more than a century. If you can afford to keep both then you are indeed lucky. But what if you can’t and need to choose one of them? Which is better; it is almost like having a choice between Coke and Pepsi! You may compare and rate both vehicles and buy the one that suits your wallet and your needs.

Difference Between BMW And Mercedes

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG more commonly known as Bavarian Motor Works produces BMW. Daimler AG produces the Mercedes cars and both are German companies. These two brands are stiff competitors and both have their own qualities that have a loyal brand following. BMW produces luxury saloons, electrical, hatchback, sports, prestige, SUVs, hybrids, and high-performance cars.

For a long time, there was no competitor who could match a BMW and then Mercedes arrived to set a new standard. If you were to test drive a BMW and then a Mercedes you would surely find differences. Both cars ride in a different way and the handling component is distinctive. BMW owners vouch for the fact that their cars are better in fuel economy with lesser emissions. Mercedes produces sedans, coupes, convertibles, wagons, SUVs, hatchbacks, sports cars, trucks, buses, vans, saloons, and smart cars. Mercedes has a larger lineup of vehicles compared to BMW.

BMW Vs Mercedes Reliability

The reliability of German-engineered cars has been a confusing question to many drivers. To know which car brand is more reliable you may have to use it for the long term. After 5 or 8 years of usage each brand may have its own share of repair costs; be it a Mercedes or BMW. When a car is not reliable that means it is going to give you trouble quite often and you may end up spending a lot on maintenance. Mercedes cars have very advanced complex technology that works with supplier parts. So, there could be a vast difference in the actual design and the execution due to which there are many faults. A BMW could also have wear and tear during the initial years and you may need to replace some expensive parts. In terms of reliability, both brands are almost the same and do last longer than other economy brands.

Mercedes Vs BMW Quality

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The quality of a car could be a mix of its fine interiors, posh exterior, safety, performance features, etc. Both Mercedes and BMW stand out in a crowd and while some prefer the Mercedes looks, the BMW has a class of its own. In terms of interiors, for smaller models, Mercedes has superior interiors whereas, for larger cars, BMW wins over. Performance-wise a BMW may be better than a Mercedes and opinions could differ as per the model you drive. For road safety, most consumers rely on a BMW when they have an option.

BMW Vs Mercedes Price

Both cars are expensive premium vehicles due to their superior design features and technology. A BMW could have a higher price when you compare it to a Mercedes car. While entry-level models could start at $40000 they could go up to $150000. When you can afford to buy either of the brands then you may compare features and other relevant aspects of the car. Based on your research and preference for one over the other, you may make an informed decision if you are buying a new car.

Is It Cheaper To Insure A Mercedes Or BMW?

Luxury cars usually have higher insurance premiums than economy cars. This is due to costly parts and repairs when there is damage. The sports and luxury class of Mercedes or BMW may cost more to insure as per their vehicle profile. It also depends on whether you need insurance for a new vehicle or a used one. BMW parts are more expensive than Mercedes and hence if you had to replace any parts a BMW would cost more. When it is expensive to find a part and replace than that car would have a higher cost of car insurance too. So, if you are lucky to own an expensive new BMW model and a used older Mercedes then the premiums for BMW could be higher. If you need insurance for a sporty or classic Mercedes or BMW then you may have to pay high premiums.


  1. ibrahim Muhammad khalifa 24 February 2021 at 4:17 am - Reply

    Comment…a BMW is the most fastest car I know
    speed beautiful

    • Jorian 16 March 2022 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      Fastest car? The mercedes is with porsche the king of the circuit😂

  2. Charles 28 February 2021 at 4:18 am - Reply

    Well articulated unbiased article I have read of recent. That’s a brief comparison of hard-to-compare luxury cars on the planet. Both offer excitement when you own them and both offer stress when they have faults. They are all great brands

  3. Rod 18 April 2021 at 1:23 am - Reply

    BMW stands for Best Motors Worldwide,my 528i was my dream car

    • Amit Grover 23 July 2021 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Mercedes Cars are much more classy and luxurious looking beauties than BMW which does not make much impact on the road. Mercedes three pointed Star makes you stand out on the road whereas BMW is not noticed much by people on the road. So, Mercedes brand carries much more weightage in terms of class and luxury.

      • Michael Martin 4 February 2022 at 1:40 pm - Reply

        Oh I beg to differ..bmws stand out! I own two bmw’s myself and my friend has a mercedes…his car is a few years newer than mine… and I get compliments on my bmw almost everytime I drive it. My buddy has commented on the fact people will randomly approach me and compliment me.

    • Rick 21 October 2021 at 1:09 pm - Reply

      My sister had an ’85 or ’86 528 which I absolutely loved. My BMW days were back in the ’70s when I bought a new 1971 2002 (what a fun car that was!) and then a Bavaria a few years later. But I’d still chose a vintage 528 if I were to buy one today.

  4. Mubarak 17 May 2021 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Mercedes Benz is the best dan uwarku

    • dennis 15 December 2021 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      I like Mercedes, has its own class

  5. Philip 19 May 2021 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    I believe bmw once led the world before the arrival of the true king which is mercedes benz

    • John 8 September 2021 at 12:38 am - Reply

      Mercedes…always upper hand

  6. Chris 27 June 2021 at 6:13 am - Reply

    Generally BMWs are driven by inconsiderate drivers, to be polite about it.
    Mercedes are generally driven by considerate drivers who are not hell bent on making the roads more dangerous. After experience of BMWs and not wishing to be associated with being a BMW driver I purchased a Mercedes e63 AMG and I find it to be superior to the BMW M series. It has real class and poise and goes like a bat out of hell if needed.

    • Elias katimba 21 October 2021 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      I believe in Mercedes

    • Talia 12 March 2022 at 11:21 am - Reply

      Everyone driving are inconsiderate

      • Ronaldo 24 April 2022 at 4:22 am - Reply

        BMW is the best in the road. BENZ can only beat BMW with the interior design only but weight speed drifting Benz doesn’t have a chance against BMW…. Well can see the C63 was once smoked by The M5 both Audi and Benz

  7. Stephen Clarke 13 August 2021 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Personally I find both cars fab to drive, both have things the other doesn’t. But the servicing and overall running on a Merc is a much more pleasant experience .

  8. Wealthy 13 September 2021 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Mercedes are the fastest, better in terms of interiors and exteriors… you could drive a very expensive BMW and no one would ever have to notice it when compared to the Mercedes

    • luke 17 September 2021 at 7:13 am - Reply

      dont be silly hahahh better interior no way near quicker

    • Ballou 6 February 2022 at 4:24 am - Reply

      This cars are all over the place now , the classy impact is reduced due to surplus, for performance and reliability kudos to them both

  9. Dylan Mc Grath 6 October 2021 at 8:36 am - Reply

    The only thing my BMW 750i does not so for me is clip of mah nails prolly I’ve not gotten the button

  10. Deepak 7 November 2021 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I own both. A Mercedes GLC, and a BMW X1. Both are superb brands. I have purchased and driven many benzes and bimmers. Comfort, suspensions and interior quality are slightly better on a Mercedes, but for me BMW has the best handling and engines in the world

  11. Hussaini 12 December 2021 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Mercedes is a luxury car while BMW is the best car for drift

  12. George Ayiga 30 December 2021 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Mercedes remains to be outstanding in terms of class and quality
    Even though BMW horsepower is slightly higher than that of Mercedes but this depends on the model you’re driving

    • Phil 22 January 2022 at 2:40 pm - Reply

      Slightly higher? No BMW considerably Higher. I would put a BMW X5M competion against any production benz as far as torque HP handling and acceleration

  13. Evan 10 January 2022 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Since when are BMWs more expansive than Mercs????

  14. Explicit_ AMG 29 January 2022 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    En terme de fiabilité, de puissance,de luxe,et autres,Mercedes Benz est meilleur que BMW,
    One love Mercedes benz

  15. Sam 5 March 2022 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    I have owned both brands and I have always liked BMW’s ,But ever since I started driving Mercedes I truly feel like it is a superior car and has more presence on the road and looks richer and more expensive ! Not to mention Mercedes has way nice interior than BMW’s , Sure maybe some BMW’s might handle better in M trim but you also have AMG’s which looks stunning and for sure more attractive than any BMW and make you look like an executive with your GQ look ! Not so much with BMW. But that’s my opinion having owned many different classes and series in both brands.

  16. Feesh 29 May 2022 at 10:52 am - Reply

    What I can say is that Merc is a copy machine starting from the seats , exterior features and interior 😴

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