Compare 2005 BMW 5-Series vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2005 BMW 5-Series
2005 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $37,765 $41,300
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,495 $45,400
4-Door Sedan 545i 17 25 $50,960 $55,800
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $45,105 $48,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $46,826 $50,350
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $47,198 $50,750
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 25 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $49,522 $53,250
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $53,754 $57,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $55,242 $59,400
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,102 $61,400
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $75,144 $80,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 14 21 $76,818 $82,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,765
$45,105
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,300
$48,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$688 / month
$808 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 97.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 4.90
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 189.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x .8 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
12.2 x .9 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Speed sensitive rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14 18.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 225/55HR16
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)
3428 3691
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 221 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.49
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.50 2.42
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.07
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral 5-Arm Multilink

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