Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2006 BMW 5-Series

2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2006 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5L 19 27 $46,546 $50,050
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $47,476 $51,050
4-Door Wagon 3.5L 18 26 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $48,872 $52,550
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $50,964 $54,800
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $54,312 $58,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $56,637 $60,900
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,660 $62,000
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,074 $81,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,818 $82,600
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4-Door Sedan RWD 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 525i 20 30 $38,855 $42,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 525xi 19 28 $40,855 $44,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 530i 20 30 $42,770 $46,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 530xi 19 28 $44,770 $49,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 530xi 19 28 $46,955 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 16 23 $52,415 $57,400
4-Door Sedan M5 12 18 $74,070 $81,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,546
$38,855
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,050
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$834 / month
$708 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 99.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 113.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.7 191.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45HR17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45HR17 P225/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3703 3428
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400-5000 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 215 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.66
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (Comfort Mode 2.23) 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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