2019 BMW 5-Series vs. Its Competition

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The BMW M5 is most often compared to the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, which is a similar high-powered mid-size sedan with a six-figure price tag.

The E63 makes all the right noises for us, and a wagon variant is drool-worthy.

The Lexus GS-F is another high-performance sedan with a hulking V-8—its remarkably capable but also heavy.

The Cadillac CTS-V is the wild child of the bunch, it’s the least restrained but also the oldest.

The Dodge Charger Hellcat is a muscle car in sedan’s clothing, it’s an outlier in its unrefined character but also a low price.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2019 BMW M5 sedan is a high-performance luxury car without compromise and few rivals.
6.5
The 2019 Cadillac CTS-V is arguably the greatest American performance sedan ever, and we will miss it dearly when it's discontinued after 2019.
6.3
Aging gracefully, the 2019 Dodge Charger can be a V-6 family sedan or a genuine American muscle car.
5.6
The 2019 Lexus GS is a handsome mid-size luxury sedan with value on its side.
7.8
With two new engine options, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class reminds us that life is good at the top.
MSRP From    
$53,400$46,995$29,470$46,860$53,500
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Compact CarsMid-SizeLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWDSXT RWDGS 350 AWDE 300 RWD Sedan
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sedan4 Door SedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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