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2011 BMW 5-Series

2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class

  2011 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sedan 535i RWD Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class 4-door Sedan 3.0L Sport RWD Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$45,050
$33,990
Invoice $41,445 $31,611
MPG
City/Highway
15/32 12/26
Rating
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
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Bottom Line The new 2011 BMW 5-Series might be a conservative evolution in terms of styling and design, but it’s a quite radical one with regard to how BMW’s most important model drives. Read Full Review The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans aren't that spacious for back-seat riders, but they offer top-notch luxury along with a sporty flavor that takes aim at BMW. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • De-Bangled lines
  • Simpler, more appealing dash
  • Revamped iDrive
  • More direct driving experience
  • Flexible backseat and innovative cargo area (Gran Turismo)

Dislikes:

  • Grabby brakes at low speed
  • Tech goodies have a learning curve
  • Gran Turismo's handling

Likes:

  • Responsive V-6 engines
  • Composed, quiet ride
  • Sport's BMW-like handling
  • Two different looks

Dislikes:

  • Very tight back seat
  • Numb steering
  • Drab materials on base C300
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