Compare 2004 BMW 5-Series vs 2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2004 BMW 5-Series
2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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525i 4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $36,380 $39,800
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,020 $44,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Automatic 545iA 18 26 $50,210 $55,000
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 545i 17 24 $50,210 $55,000
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2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 22 30 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 23 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 22 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,365 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,481 $33,850
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 26 $36,689 $39,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $37,805 $40,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 16 21 $47,802 $51,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,380
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,800
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$663 / month
$431 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 52.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 36.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 84.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 171.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 9.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x .9 - TBD -
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)
12.6 x .8 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 35.3
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR16 P225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR16 P225/45ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 189 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.50 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.72
Trans Type
6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs

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