Mercedes Or BMW: Which Is A Better Brand?

This is possibly a topic of much discussion in the motor world today. Undoubtedly, these two German brands are one of the best automobile makers in the world. Mercedes and BMW are both epitomes of luxury vehicles, performance and a best seller among top German brands. The engineering and finesse of both vehicles are supreme in many aspects and they are rivals since more than a century. Choosing between these two is just like a choice between Coke and Pepsi! We will be looking at various aspects of these brands like: performance, technology and luxury. And hopefully conclude which automaker outwits the other.

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG or 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 saloon, electrical, hatchback, sports, prestige, SUV, 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, SUV, hatchbacks, sports cars, trucks, buses, vans, saloons and smart cars giving Mercedes a larger lineup of vehicles compared to BMW.

Overall, both Mercedes-Benz and BMW are fairly evenly matched for performance, with each brand having strengths in different segments. BMW is particularly strong for their compact car lineup and SUVs, while Mercedes-Benz really shines with their midsize and full-size sedans and coupes. However, if you’re looking for the pinnacle of automotive performance, you’ll want to opt for one of the Mercedes-Benz AMG® vehicles. For example, the 2017 AMG® GT R supercar, with its 577-hp engine, can reach a top speed of 198 mph and accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.

Another advantage of Mercedes-Benz is the state-of-the-art technology across the model range, with many industry firsts for many technologies. An example of this is the groundbreaking PRESAFE® Sound, which helps reduce the effects of a collision on occupants’ hearing. It emits a short interference signal through the vehicle’s sound system if the risk of a collision is detected. This signal can trigger the natural reflex and thus prepare the occupants’ ears for the expected sound of the accident.

One of biggest calling cards of Mercedes-Benz is the exquisitely-crafted interiors of their vehicles. It’s what really makes the automaker really separate from the other luxury brand competitors. This is especially true of the S-Class, with its standard handcrafted cabin. Extensive hand-tailoring of the leather, with an abundance of precisely top-stitched upholstery on virtually every surface, teams with a tantalizing array of exotic, handcrafted wood trim options and aluminum accents.

What can I say? The analysis above has said it all. What is your choice between the two? Drop your choice in the comment panel below.

About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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  1. I will go for a Mercedes anytime

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