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

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4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 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
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 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 100.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.75 5.551
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 192.874
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 18.363
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.492
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 39.206
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 225/55R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3714
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.615
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
Transmission
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.667
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 5 Series
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Integral-V Multi-Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
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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