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
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.0
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
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.5 88
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 177.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 12.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 15.85
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR15 205/60R15
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3549 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
193 @ 5500 185 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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

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