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
The 2019 BMW M5 sedan is a high-performance luxury car without compromise and few rivals.
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.
Aging gracefully, the 2019 Dodge Charger can be a V-6 family sedan or a genuine American muscle car.
The 2019 Lexus GS is a handsome mid-size luxury sedan with value on its side.
With two new engine options, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class reminds us that life is good at the top.
MSRP From    
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
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
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sedan4 Door SedanSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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