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

2013 BMW 5-Series
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,975
$47,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,800
$51,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$850 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
192.874 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.637 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.055 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
116.850 113.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.228 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.992 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.551 5.75
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.363 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.992 x 0.787 11.8 x 0.5
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.700 x 1.181 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.492 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.206 36.9
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 17.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/55R17 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55R17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 248
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1654
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1654
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3714 3825
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
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.615 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
245 @ 5000-6500 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1250-4800 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
N20 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.295 3.42/2.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.667 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.231 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.667 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.106 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Integral-V Multi-Arm 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Control Arm 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 8.0
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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