Compare 2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2019 BMW 5-Series

2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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RWD Sedan E 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD Sedan E 300 21 30 $50,290 $53,500
4MATIC Sedan E 300 21 29 $52,640 $56,000
RWD Coupe E 450 20 28 $56,212 $59,800
4MATIC Sedan E 450 20 28 $56,353 $59,950
4MATIC Coupe E 450 19 26 $58,562 $62,300
4MATIC Wagon E 450 19 26 $60,348 $64,200
RWD Cabriolet E 450 20 27 $63,262 $67,300
4MATIC Cabriolet E 450 19 26 $65,612 $69,800
4MATIC Sedan AMG E 53 21 28 $68,197 $72,550
4MATIC Coupe AMG E 53 21 28 $69,278 $73,700
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG E 53 20 26 $75,529 $80,350
4MATIC Sedan AMG E 63 S 15 23 $99,969 $106,350
4MATIC Wagon AMG E 63 S 16 23 $102,319 $108,850
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Plug-In Hybrid 530e iPerformance
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Plug-In Hybrid 530e iPerformance N/A N/A $50,160 $53,400
Sedan 530i 24 34 $50,160 $53,400
Plug-In Hybrid 530e xDrive iPerformance N/A N/A $52,300 $55,700
Sedan 530i xDrive 23 33 $52,300 $55,700
Sedan 540i 21 29 $55,325 $58,950
Sedan 540i xDrive 21 29 $57,465 $61,250
Sedan 540d xDrive 26 36 $58,860 $62,750
Sedan M550i xDrive 18 25 $69,740 $74,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,290
$50,160
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,500
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$892 / month
$890 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With two new engine options, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class reminds us that life is good at the top. The 2019 BMW 5-Series is a luxury mid-size sedan with a historic name but a bright future ahead.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg -
Highway
30 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 36.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 98.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
115.7 117.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 73.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 63.1
Length, Overall (in)
193.8 194.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 12.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 39.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R66 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
R66 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P245/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3792 4266
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
850 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5500 248 @ 4000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1300 310
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 72
Battery Range (mi)
- 16
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.14
Trans Order Code
421 2TE
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 4.71
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.11
Trans Type
9 8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.23
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 -
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2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class
  • 2019 E-Class is on sale
  • Lease: From $589 a month for 36 mo.
  • Financing: 3.99% for 72 mo. (sedan)
  • Unadvertised incentive remains (sedan)
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2019 BMW 5-Series
  • 2019 5-Series is available
  • Rebates: $3,500 APR credit
  • Financing: 4.55% APR for 60 months
  • Leases: From $529 for 36 months
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