Compare 2021 BMW 5-Series vs 2021 Cadillac CT5 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2021 BMW 5-Series
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530e Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 530e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $53,695 $57,200
5 Series 530e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $55,835 $59,500
5 Series 530i Sedan 25 33 $50,905 $54,200
5 Series 530i xDrive Sedan 23 32 $53,045 $56,500
5 Series 540i Sedan 25 32 $55,790 $59,450
5 Series 540i xDrive Sedan 23 31 $57,930 $61,750
5 Series M550i xDrive Sedan 17 25 $71,925 $76,800
M5 Sedan 15 21 $96,755 $103,500
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4-Door Sedan Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CT5 4-Door Sedan Luxury 23 32 $35,145 $36,995
CT5 4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury 23 32 $38,755 $40,795
CT5 4-Door Sedan Sport 23 32 $39,705 $41,795
CT5 4-Door Sedan V-Series 18 27 $45,405 $47,795
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AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Convertible 21 27 $77,879 $82,850
E-Class AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupe 21 28 $71,675 $76,250
E-Class AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Sedan 22 29 $69,466 $73,900
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Sedan 16 23 $101,050 $107,500
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Wagon 16 23 $105,703 $112,450
E-Class E 350 4MATIC Sedan 22 30 $53,345 $56,750
E-Class E 350 RWD Sedan 22 31 $50,995 $54,250
E-Class E 450 4MATIC All-Terrain Wagon 22 28 $63,544 $67,600
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Convertible 23 29 $69,983 $74,450
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Coupe 23 30 $63,403 $67,450
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Sedan 23 30 $58,280 $62,000
E-Class E 450 RWD Convertible 23 30 $67,633 $71,950
E-Class E 450 RWD Coupe 23 31 $61,053 $64,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,695
$35,145
$77,879
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,200
$36,995
$82,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$953 / month
$617 / month
$1381 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 BMW 5-Series pushes all the right buttons for mid-size luxury shoppers. And there are a lot of them. The 2021 Cadillac CT5 adds Super Cruise to its luxury credentials. Made as a sedan, wagon, coupe, and convertible with four different powertrains, the 2021 Mercedes E-Class has wide appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.7 48.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 56.7 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 - TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 37.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.4 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.7 51.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.7 58.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 74.1 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62.8 64.1
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 193.8 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.2 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 63.9 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
117.1 116 113.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD - 4.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10 11.9 9.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.4 x 0.9 14.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.6 x 1.1 14.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.1 17 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 39 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD - -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
258 QBC R02
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 245/45R18 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
258 QBC R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 245/45R18 P275/35ZR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4222 3659 4566
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 x - TBD - 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 x - TBD - 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection SIDI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 258 @ 1500-4000 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA LSY NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0L/- TBD - 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 3800 237 @ 5000 429 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
69 - -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 (2020) 26 23
Battery Range (mi)
21 - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 23 21
Transmission
Trans Order Code
2TB MHS 421
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.80 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.70 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.85 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.15 2.25
Trans Type
8 10 9
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.85 0.72
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.52 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.87 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.99 3.24
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69 -
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan 4MATIC+ Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Cadillac CT5 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Five-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD - -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD - 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.8 7.6
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
-
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
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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