2019 BMW 5-Series vs. Its Competition

2019 BMW 5-Series (530e)
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Like the 5-Series, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class spans a wide range of powertrains, but also body styles.

The E-Class comes as a two-seat convertible or coupe, five-door wagon, or four-door sedan—the 5-Series can’t offer as many bodies but goes toe-to-toe on engines.

The Audi A6 is new for 2019 and features conservative style, but just one powertrain for this year.

We expect more soon.

The Lexus GS is relatively aged and on its way out, it should be heavily discounted by now.

The Volvo S90 has a frugal turbo-4 and slick infotainment screen, but it’s not as racy as the BMW.

The Jaguar XF has a gorgeous wagon variant available; it’s on our shortlist as one of the most beautiful cars on the road.

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#7 in Wagons
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The 2019 BMW 5-Series is a luxury mid-size sedan with a historic name but a bright future ahead.
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The 2019 Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury sedan that skips flash and fast for a comfortable ride with an understated exterior.
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The 2019 Jaguar XF mid-size luxury sedan is even better as a wagon; a well-earned break from the crossover craze.
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The 2019 Lexus GS is a handsome mid-size luxury sedan with value on its side.
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With two new engine options, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class reminds us that life is good at the top.
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The 2019 Volvo S90 is a superlative and comfortable mid-size luxury sedan with a brain.
MSRP From     
$53,400$58,900$49,965$46,860$53,500$47,350
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
530e iPerformance Plug-In HybridPremium 55 TFSI quattroSedan 25t Premium RWDGS 300 RWDE 300 RWD SedanT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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