BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz

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If you are shopping for a luxury car near Chicago and Park Ridge, you have a number of options to choose from. How do you narrow down your search and decide on a brand that will offer all of the features you desire? The team at Perillo BMW has created this guide to compare two of the most popular luxury brands on the market today: BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz. Sure, both brands certainly have their merits and have built a reputation for quality, but which one is more deserving of your hard-earned dollar? Perillo BMW has the details.

BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz Reliability

First, we will take a look at reliability. Buying a luxury automobile is a major investment, so you want to be sure that you are making the best decision possible. You truly cannot go wrong with any vehicle in the BMW lineup.

According to a 2021 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study,™ BMW outperformed its rival. The study ranks automotive brands based on the number of problems reported per 100 cars. The lower the number of issues, the more reliable the brand.

  • BMW: 108 per 100 vehicles
  • Mercedes-Benz: 122 per 100 vehicles

As you can see, BMW ranks above the industry average of 121 problems per 100 vehicles. Mercedes-Benz comes in just a bit lower than average.

BMW or Mercedes-Benz: Safety

Which brand will keep you better protected on the roads of Oak Park and beyond? Once again, it’s BMW! Both brands do equip most of their vehicles with advanced technology to keep all occupants protected inside the cabin. For example, many BMW models are outfitted with the Active Protection System. It includes features like:

  • Pretension safety belts
  • Close windows and moonroof
  • Activate post-crash braking

Mercedes-Benz has its PRE-SAFE® suite with similar offerings. However, BMW also offers Battery Safety Terminal. In the event of a collision, this system will automatically disconnect the battery, alternator, and fuel pump. It will also engage the hazard lights and unlock the doors. There is not a similar offering from Mercedes-Benz.

Contact Perillo BMW for More Information

Now that you have compared BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz, it is clear that BMW outshines even its toughest competition. To see the lineup in person, visit Perillo BMW today. You can also contact us to set up a test drive.


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