When it comes to luxury, elegance, and performance power, it's tough to beat a full-size luxury car like the 2020 BMW 7 Series. However, some drivers look to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class as an alternative. Wondering which vehicle is right for you? Here's how the new 2020 BMW 7 Series stacks up against the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class:

Compare Safety Technology

The 2020 BMW 7 Series if fully equipped with advanced standard driver safety systems, including Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert. The BMW 7 Series also comes equipped with automatic post-collision braking to keep the vehicle from drifting and experiencing secondary collisions. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class does not have these features included standard, and Mercedes-Benz does not offer post-accident braking.

Compare Efficiency

Both the BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class have similar performance power for comparable models. However, the new 2020 BMW 7 Series outperforms the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in fuel economy. The BMW 7 Series has a max fuel efficiency rating of 56 MPGe, while the Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers only 22 MPG combined in its most efficient model, the Mercedes-Benz S 450.

Compare Engine Options

The 2020 BMW 7 Series offers a brand-new hybrid-electric drivetrain with the BMW 745e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid. The Plug-In Hybrid luxury sedan produces a combined 394 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque with its twin-turbo inline-six gasoline engine and AC electric motor. There is no hybrid powertrain option for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Compare Pricing

The BMW 7 Series starts at an MSRP of $86,450. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class MSRP is thousands higher, on the other hand, starting at $91,250, despite having lower efficiency and fewer safety technologies included.

To experience the BMW 7 Series advantage for yourself, first-hand, get behind the wheel of a new BMW 7 Series at your Bay Area BMW dealer.

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