Compare 2010 BMW M5 vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2010 BMW M5
2010 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 11 17 $78,845 $85,700
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2-Door Coupe RWD E350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 17 26 $44,686 $48,050
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 18 26 $45,198 $48,600
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 18 26 $45,198 $48,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 16 24 $47,523 $51,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 16 24 $47,523 $51,100
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 15 23 $50,824 $54,650
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Luxury 16 24 $52,359 $56,300
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Sport 16 24 $52,359 $56,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Luxury 15 23 $54,684 $58,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 15 23 $54,684 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 13 20 $79,748 $85,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$78,845
$44,686
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$85,700
$48,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1428 / month
$801 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
17 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.9
Brakes
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)
14.6 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/40ZR19 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4012 3683
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/305 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
500 @ 7750 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V10 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
383 @ 6100 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
13 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.81 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.62 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.99 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW M5 Mercedes-Benz E-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 5-arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
14.3 9.3

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