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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x .8
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.5
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3691 3428
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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 -

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