Which Luxury Limo Will Spill Your Champagne the Fastest? Mercedes-Benz S450 vs. BMW 740e [Video]

What’s the best luxury limousine if you need to commute in a hurry? We have the answer for you!

Today, we have a tale of two German limousines for you in a quarter-million dollar drag race! On one hand, we have the 2018 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance – a big name, with a big price tag to suit. Ringing in at $99,845, this is no luxury lightweight. On the other, there’s the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S450 4MATIC. It starts around the same price as the BMW – the S450 starts at $92,900, while the BMW starts at $90,700. However, this one’s fitted with nearly $50,000 in options! The final price: $141,845. That creates quite a price gulf, but what all do you get for your money? And will all those options make a difference in a drag race? Watch the video above to find out!

Ah, but this particular showdown is a drag race with a difference. Instead of our hosts driving the Mercedes and the BMW, they enlist the service of their chauffeurs! In today’s TFLcar video, “Jeeves” and “James” face off on the IMI Motorsports track to see which is the fastest. The Mercedes-Benz S450 has a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine making 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. But the BMW 740e has an ace up its sleeve – it’s a plug-in hybrid. Together, the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and electric motor make 322 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Despite a 40 horsepower disadvantage, the BMW does have a lot more low end grunt thanks to the shove of its electric motor.

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