Compare 2016 BMW 5-Series vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2016 BMW 5-Series
2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD 23 34 $46,685 $50,200
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i xDrive AWD 22 34 $48,800 $52,500
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535d RWD 26 38 $53,260 $57,350
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535d xDrive AWD 26 37 $55,380 $59,650
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD 20 31 $51,880 $55,850
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i xDrive AWD 20 29 $54,000 $58,150
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i RWD 17 25 $61,495 $66,300
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i xDrive AWD 16 25 $63,610 $68,600
5 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 5 RWD 23 30 $57,630 $62,100
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD 19 28 $56,530 $60,900
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 18 26 $58,645 $63,200
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 16 24 $67,200 $72,500
M5 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $87,070 $94,100
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2-Door Convertible E 400 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 400 RWD 20 29 $57,893 $62,250
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 550 RWD 17 26 $63,891 $68,700
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 400 4MATIC 20 28 $52,731 $56,700
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 400 RWD 20 29 $50,406 $54,200
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 550 RWD 18 26 $56,079 $60,300
E-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG E 63 S 4MATIC 15 22 $94,581 $101,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 4MATIC 27 38 $51,290 $55,150
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Luxury RWD 28 42 $48,965 $52,650
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport 4MATIC 27 38 $51,290 $55,150
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD 28 42 $48,965 $52,650
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 20 28 $51,708 $55,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury RWD 20 29 $49,383 $53,100
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport 4MATIC 20 28 $51,708 $55,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport RWD 20 29 $49,383 $53,100
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 400 4MATIC 20 28 $61,008 $65,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 400 RWD 20 29 $58,683 $63,100
E-Class 4-Door Wgn AMG E 63 S 4MATIC 15 21 $96,999 $104,300
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 20 27 $55,707 $59,900
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Sport 4MATIC 20 27 $55,707 $59,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,685
$57,893
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,200
$62,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$837 / month
$1038 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 BMW M5 is the king of the 5-Series mountain, which isn't a bad place to be. It just may not be king of the sports sedan mountain anymore. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers elegant comfort and luxury in several flavors, with a thrifty diesel and a high-performance V-8 for those at either end of the spectrum.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 47.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 30.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
63 60.8
Length, Overall (in)
193.4 185
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 55
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
116.9 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14 8.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 12.7
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)
13 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P235/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P255/35HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3814 4044
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1450 354 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 329 @ 5250
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 (Est) 7.6
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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