Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2013 BMW 5-Series

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4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E 350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E 400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E 63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon RWD E 63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 24 34 $43,975 $47,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 33 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 21 30 $51,245 $55,700
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $57,685 $62,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $59,800 $65,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,430
$43,975
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,000
$47,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$850 / month
$797 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights. The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to its sport-sedan mission.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 100.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.75 5.551
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 192.874
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.637
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 64.055
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 116.850
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 73.228
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 62.992
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 18.363
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)
11.8 x 0.5 12.992 x 0.787
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x 1.3 13.700 x 1.181
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.492
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 39.206
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
248 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1654 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1654 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3714
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.615
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 170
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 245 @ 5000-6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500-5250 258 @ 1250-4800
Engine Order Code
NA N20
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.106
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.285
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 3.295
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.143
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.231
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.667
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.000
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.839
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.714
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.667
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 5 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Integral-V Multi-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
3-Link Control Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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