Compare 2018 BMW M5 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2018 BMW M5
2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 15 21 $95,920 $102,600
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RWD Sedan E 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD Sedan E 300 22 30 $49,244 $52,950
4MATIC Sedan E 300 21 29 $51,569 $55,450
4MATIC Sedan E 400 20 27 $54,777 $58,900
RWD Coupe E 400 20 26 $54,777 $58,900
4MATIC Coupe E 400 20 26 $57,102 $61,400
4MATIC Wagon E 400 19 25 $58,637 $63,050
RWD Cabriolet E 400 20 26 $61,659 $66,300
4MATIC Cabriolet E 400 20 25 $63,984 $68,800
4MATIC Sedan AMG E 43 19 25 $66,588 $71,600
4MATIC Sedan AMG E 63 S 19 25 $97,092 $104,400
4MATIC Wagon AMG E 63 S 16 22 $99,464 $106,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$95,920
$49,244
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$102,600
$52,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1710 / month
$883 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW M5 is equal parts performance monster and luxury cruiser. 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
15 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 35.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64 63.6
Length, Overall (in)
195.5 193.8
Height, Overall (in)
58 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
117.4 115.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.7 13.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 11.8
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)
15.6 12.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.3 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/40YR19 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/40YR19 P245/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4370 3792
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 10.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
249 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
553 @ 1800 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4 L/268 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
600 @ 5700 241 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB 421
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.72
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW M5 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 7.1
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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