Compare 2004 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2004 BMW 5-Series

2004 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2004 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 27 $44,710 $48,075
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 27 $47,012 $50,550
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $47,035 $50,575
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 23 $49,337 $53,050
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 20 $52,382 $56,325
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 24 $54,707 $58,825
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $55,754 $59,950
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $73,052 $78,550
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4-Door Sedan 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $36,380 $39,800
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,020 $44,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Automatic 545iA 18 26 $50,210 $55,000
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 545i 17 24 $50,210 $55,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,710
$36,380
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,075
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$801 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.3 99.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 113.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
189.7 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.0
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.2 x .9
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x .8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 14
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55HR16 P225/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3691 3428
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
232 @ 3000-4800 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
221 @ 5600 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 4.35
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.42 2.50
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 5 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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