Compare 2010 BMW 5-Series vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2010 BMW 5-Series
2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 18 28 $42,275 $45,950
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 17 25 $44,390 $48,250
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $47,150 $51,250
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 16 25 $49,265 $53,550
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535i xDrive 16 23 $51,475 $55,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,750 $60,600
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4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD 42 State 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD California 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Luxury 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 5.5L 15 22 $55,521 $59,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 5.5L 13 19 $56,916 $61,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $79,329 $85,300
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,275
$47,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,950
$51,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$766 / month
$853 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2010 BMW 5-Series is a distinctly sportier, tech-savvy alternative to luxury rivals-without giving up any comfort. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 97.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 13.0 x - 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 - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.4
Steering Type
Servotronic Variable Pwr Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P265/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3740
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut-Type 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 Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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