Compare 2011 BMW 1 Series M vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2011 BMW 1 Series M
2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 26 $42,445 $46,135
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2-Door Coupe RWD E350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Luxury 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Sport 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Luxury 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,445
$45,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,135
$48,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$769 / month
$814 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.1 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 40.2
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 40.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.0 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.0 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 22.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.5 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/35ZR19 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/35ZR19 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3296 3683
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.0 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
370 @ 1500 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5800 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 (Est) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 (Est) 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.82
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW 1 Series M Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - 5-arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 4

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