Compare 1999 BMW 5-Series vs 1999 Mercedes-Benz C Class

1999 BMW 5-Series
1999 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,665 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 20 29 $34,665 $38,900
4-Door Wagon Automatic 528iAt 18 26 $36,255 $40,700
4-Door Wagon Manual 528it 18 26 $36,255 $40,700
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $44,925 $51,100
4-Door Wagon Automatic 540iAt 15 21 $47,005 $53,480
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $47,370 $53,900
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4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor 21 29 $27,140 $31,200
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $30,970 $35,600
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 18 23 $46,110 $53,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,665
$27,140
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$31,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$520 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 32.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.5 88
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 177.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 12.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.87 11.2 x 0.47
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 15.85
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/60HR15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR15 205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR15 205/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3549 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
206 @ 3500 200 @ 2500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/170 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
193 @ 5500 185 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.49
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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