The 2017 BMW 5-Series most often competes with the Mercedes-Benz E Class and it's a fair comparison.
Both cars have mid-size proportions with full-size budgets that can crest more than $80,000, but Mercedes' approach is more outwardly tech, while BMW prefers a more holistic approach.
The 5-Series is more fun to drive, but the Benz brings a bevy of screens and creature comforts too.
The Volvo S90 is also a new entry into the segment, and we like the Volvo's safety—but we like its price better.
The Lexus GS is outgunned in this contest—for now.
We expect that to get an upgrade soon.
And the Jaguar XF looks like the jazz, but doesn't have the finite details down quite yet.
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|2017 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi A6Browse Used Listings||2017 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings||2017 Lexus GSBrowse Used Listings||2017 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings||2017 Volvo S90Browse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|530i Sedan||2.0 TFSI Premium FWD||20d RWD||GS Turbo RWD||E 300 Luxury RWD Sedan||T5 FWD Momentum|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2017 BMW 5-Series vs. 2017 Audi A6||2017 BMW 5-Series vs. 2017 Jaguar XF||2017 BMW 5-Series vs. 2017 Lexus GS||2017 BMW 5-Series vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class||2017 BMW 5-Series vs. 2017 Volvo S90|