Compare 2005 BMW 5-Series vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2005 BMW 5-Series
2005 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $37,765 $41,300
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,495 $45,400
4-Door Sedan 545i 17 25 $50,960 $55,800
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 28 $45,105 $48,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $46,826 $50,350
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 28 $47,198 $50,750
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 25 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $49,522 $53,250
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $53,754 $57,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $55,242 $59,400
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,102 $61,400
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $75,144 $80,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 14 21 $76,818 $82,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,765
$45,105
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,300
$48,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$688 / month
$808 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 97.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 4.90
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 189.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.9
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)
12.6 x .8 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x .9 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14 18.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Speed sensitive rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3691
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 221 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.50 2.42
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.49
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs

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