Compare 2018 BMW 5-Series vs 2018 Lexus GS vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2018 BMW 5-Series
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2018 Lexus GS
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2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $49,465 $52,650
5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $51,605 $54,950
5 Series 530i Sedan 24 34 $49,465 $52,650
5 Series 530i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $51,605 $54,950
5 Series 540d xDrive Sedan 26 36 $58,160 $62,000
5 Series 540i Sedan 21 30 $54,625 $58,200
5 Series 540i xDrive Sedan 20 29 $56,765 $60,500
5 Series M550i xDrive Sedan 16 25 $69,225 $73,900
M5 Sedan 15 21 $95,920 $102,600
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GS 300 F Sport RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS GS 300 F Sport RWD 21 30 $47,447 $51,100
GS GS 300 RWD 22 32 $43,254 $46,510
GS GS 350 AWD 19 26 $47,025 $50,565
GS GS 350 F Sport AWD 19 27 $50,161 $54,005
GS GS 350 F Sport RWD 19 27 $48,561 $52,260
GS GS 350 RWD 20 28 $47,333 $50,895
GS GS 450h F Sport RWD 29 34 $63,824 $68,680
GS GS 450h RWD 29 34 $59,181 $63,635
GS F RWD 16 24 $78,447 $84,350
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AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 25 $66,588 $71,600
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC Sedan 19 25 $97,092 $104,400
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC Wagon 16 22 $99,464 $106,950
E-Class E 300 4MATIC Sedan 21 29 $51,569 $55,450
E-Class E 300 RWD Sedan 22 30 $49,244 $52,950
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Convertible 20 25 $63,984 $68,800
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Coupe 20 26 $57,102 $61,400
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Sedan 20 27 $54,777 $58,900
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $58,637 $63,050
E-Class E 400 RWD Convertible 20 26 $61,659 $66,300
E-Class E 400 RWD Coupe 20 26 $54,777 $58,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,465
$47,447
$66,588
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,650
$51,100
$71,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$878 / month
$852 / month
$1193 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
8.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW 5-Series expands the sedan's already-excellent lineup to include an efficient plug-in hybrid and an uber-quick V-8. The 2018 Lexus GS is a worthy rival to its German foes in terms of luxury and handling, but its engine lineup is falling behind the competition. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class goes to excess--the right kinds of excess--to preserve its best-of status.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.3 41.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.7 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38 37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.3 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.8 35.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 99 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.1 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 62.6 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
117.1 112.2 115.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 72.4 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62 64.1
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 192.1 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.3 57
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 18.4 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.2 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 14 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.1 17.4 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.5 34.8 41.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P265/35VR19 P275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P235/40VR19 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4266 3805 4145
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9 19 X 9
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 4000 241 @ 5800 396 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 258 @ 1650 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 24 21
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
72 - -
Battery Range (mi)
16 - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 21 19
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.23 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82 0.86
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.06 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.72 3.33
Trans Order Code
2TE NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.46 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.60 5.50
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.13 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.86 2.31
Trans Type
8 8 9
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus GS Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 80 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 850
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.4 8.4
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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