Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned vs. BMW Certified Pre-Owned

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On paper, there shouldn’t be a difference between certified pre-owned classifications, right? But different manufacturers have different standards on what it means to be certified pre-owned, and all it takes is a quick glance at the gap between the quality of a Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned vehicle and a BMW Certified Pre-Owned vehicle to see just how disparate these standards can be.

Quality of Inspection

For a BMW model to be Certified Pre-Owned, all it has to do to qualify is be from the newest model year and have the lowest mileage. That sounds good, but age and mileage aren’t the sole determiners of a vehicles quality. Mercedes-Benz knows this all too well, which is why its Certified Pre-Owned vehicles must also pass an extensive 164-point testing process, ensuring that every inch of it is performing the way it should.


The other major perk of buying a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is, of course, the extended warranty. In this area too, Mercedes-Benz simply offers more than BMW—its Certified Pre-Owned warranty comes with a number of features that you won’t get from BMW, including:

  • Unlimited Mileage: While BMW offers a warranty that has both a time and a mileage based expiration date, the Mercedes-Benz warranty offers unlimited mileage with its warranty, so you don’t have to worry about extensive driving bringing your warranty to an end too early

  • Trip Interruption Coverage: In addition to the 24/7 Roadside Assistance coverage you’ll get, Mercedes-Benz will also reimburse you up to $300 per day for up to three days for any expenses that may occur from a warranty-covered breakdown while away from home

  • Vehicle Exchange Privilege: If, even with all of these perks, you’re still not pleased with your Mercedes-Benz purchase, you can bring it back within 7 days/500 miles and exchange it for another Certified Pre-Owned vehicle of equal or greater value.

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Experience the Perks of Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Today!

At Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills, we’re proud to offer some of the finest Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned models in the area, with an extensive CPO inventory for you to choose from. So contact us online or over the phone at 888.336.9269 to schedule a test drive today!