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

2018 BMW 5-Series
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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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
$66,588
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,650
$71,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$878 / month
$1193 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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 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
Coming Soon 19 mpg
Highway
Coming Soon 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
117.1 115.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 64.1
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.1 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.5 41.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4266 4145
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 4000 396 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
16 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 21
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
72 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.31
Trans Type
8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.33
Trans Order Code
2TE 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.50
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.07
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 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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