2022 BMW 5-Series vs. Its Competition

2022 BMW 5-Series
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The updated E-Class offers the most luxurious cabin, and its technology catches up to the Audi A6.

Like the A6, the redesigned Genesis G80 doesn’t handle as sharply as the 5-Series, but its design sets it apart from German homogenization.

For a pure performance sedan, check out the 668-hp Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing with a manual transmission.

A relative value, the Acura TLX has good power but less panache.

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2021 Acura TLX2021 Acura TLX2021 Audi A62021 Audi A6
2021 Genesis G802021 Genesis G80
Quick Specs
7.5
The 2022 BMW 5-Series still signals success, in any variant.
6.8
The 2022 Cadillac CT5 comes in a variety of sporty flavors, now topped by the most-powerful Cadillac ever, the CT5-V Blackwing.
7.8
Four body styles, four powertrains, and myriad options let the 2022 Mercedes E-Class cast a wide net.
7.2
The 2021 Acura TLX plants its flag among premium mid-size sedans with a racy design, strong turbocharged engines, and improved dynamics.
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The 2021 Audi A6 mid-size luxury sedan or wagon is reserved but flexible in its powertrain offerings and body styles.
7.4
The 2021 Genesis G80 drops the mic with fastback style and fast-forward features.
MSRP From     
$54,200$37,295$54,950$37,500$54,900$47,700
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMid-SizeMidsize CarsCompact CarsMidsize CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
530i Sedan4-Door Sedan LuxuryE 350 RWD SedanFWDPremium Plus 45 TFSI quattro2.5T RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanquattro SedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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