The Jaguar XF and Infiniti M are the most direct competitors to the BMW 5-Series.
Both models are all-new for 2011.
The new M—offered in M37 and M56 models—has improved handling and real backseat room this time around, plus a gorgeous interior.
The Jaguar XF offers a near-ideal mix of capable handling and performance, combined with a smart, classy feel and excellent interior comfort.
On the other hand, the current Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a thoroughly upgraded interior and quicker steering; it is still offered in a hot E63 AMG version.
The new Audi A6 that was introduced this past year is a more serious sport sedan than ever, with a stunning interior that mirrors that of the A7 fastback.
And Lexus is about to introduce, for 2013, an all-new version of the GS, with even more of an emphasis on performance and technology than before.
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|2012 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2013 Lexus GS 350Browse Used Listings||2012 Audi A6Browse Used Listings||2012 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas V8||Gas V6|
|Mid-Size||Mid-Size||Midsize Cars||Midsize Car||Subcompact Cars|
|4-Door Sedan 528i RWD||4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium||4-Door Sedan||2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4dr Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Coupe|
|Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Continuously Variable Ratio||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic|
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|2012 BMW 5-Series vs. 2013 Lexus GS 350||2012 BMW 5-Series vs. 2012 Audi A6||2012 BMW 5-Series vs. 2012 Jaguar XF||2012 BMW 5-Series vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class|