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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan E350 Luxury RWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
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 RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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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
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
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
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 57.637
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
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
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
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 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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6500 245 @ 5000-6500
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
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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 -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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