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2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2013 BMW 5-Series

  2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon E350 Luxury 4MATIC Side Exterior View 2013 BMW 5-Series
MSRP
$51,000
$47,800
Invoice $47,430 $43,975
MPG
City/Highway
15/32 16/34
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Any body you want
  • Fab cabin
  • ...with lots of room
  • All-wheel drive, even on coupe
  • Hybrid or diesel, your choice

Dislikes:

  • Busy angularity works on coupe, less so on sedan
  • COMAND's futzy interface
  • Some button clutter on the console
  • Base sedan wears vinyl upholstery

Likes:

  • Clean, well-styled interior
  • Good handling
  • Responsive powertrains
  • Very quiet for a sport sedan
  • Flexible backseat and cargo space (Gran Turismo)

Dislikes:

  • Grabby brakes at low speed
  • Learning curve for the tech
  • Gran Turismo's handling
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