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

2021 BMW 5-Series
2021 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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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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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
$77,879
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,200
$82,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$953 / month
$1381 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
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. 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
Coming Soon 21 mpg
Highway
Coming Soon 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 -
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 48.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
117.1 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 64.1
Length, Overall (in)
195.8 190.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10 9.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.1 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
258 R02
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
258 R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4222 4566
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
288 @ 3800 429 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 23
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
21 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
64 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 27
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB 421
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.07
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC+ Cabriolet
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 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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