Compare 2014 BMW 5-Series vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2014 BMW 5-Series
2014 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 23 34 $45,540 $49,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 33 $47,655 $51,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $50,690 $55,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535d 26 38 $52,070 $56,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 20 29 $52,810 $57,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 535d xDrive 26 37 $54,190 $58,900
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $58,790 $63,900
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $60,905 $66,200
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4-Door Sedan RWD E 250 BlueTEC Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 28 45 $47,802 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 250 BlueTEC Sport 28 45 $47,802 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 21 30 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 21 30 $48,267 $51,900
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 21 30 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 27 42 $50,127 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 250 BlueTEC Sport 27 42 $50,127 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 21 29 $50,592 $54,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 21 29 $50,592 $54,400
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E 350 21 29 $50,871 $54,700
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E 400 Sport 24 30 $52,731 $56,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 26 $54,498 $58,600
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 26 $54,498 $58,600
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 18 26 $54,870 $59,000
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 19 28 $55,986 $60,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 17 26 $57,102 $61,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 17 26 $62,589 $67,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 63 AMG 16 23 $86,276 $92,770
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 63 AMG S-Model 16 23 $92,786 $99,770
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 63 AMG 15 21 $95,204 $102,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,540
$47,802
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,500
$51,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$825 / month
$857 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW 5-Series is simultaneously a classic sport sedan and a technology-packed grand tourer. What, me worry? The Mercedes-Benz E-Class reasserts its alpha status with a tighter forehead, a greener turbodiesel, and a pair of all-wheel-drive AMGs.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 45 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 35.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63 63
Length, Overall (in)
193.4 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 73
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 12.7
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)
13 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 36.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P245/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P245/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3814 4200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 195 @ 3800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1250 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.1 L/131
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 45
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 (Est) 6.2 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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