2022 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. Its Competition

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The E-Class competes with other German rivals, and a Swedish one.

The BMW 5-Series sticks with the sedan style and pushes the performance envelope with the M5 Competition.

The conservative Audi A6 is more well-behaved but has something BMW doesn’t: the excellent Allroad wagon.

Tame by comparison, the Volvo S90 pushes electrification over performance, and the V90 Cross Country wagon tours another model year.

The Porsche Panamera sedan doesn’t come as a coupe or convertible, but the large sedan and Sport Turismo wagon top the class.

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan2022 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2021 Audi A62021 Audi A6
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2021 BMW 5-Series2021 BMW 5-Series2021 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo2021 Porsche Panamera
#2 in Wagons
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Quick Specs
Four body styles, four powertrains, and myriad options let the 2022 Mercedes E-Class cast a wide net.
The 2021 Audi A6 mid-size luxury sedan or wagon is reserved but flexible in its powertrain offerings and body styles.
The 2021 BMW 5-Series pushes all the right buttons for mid-size luxury shoppers. And there are a lot of them.
The 2021 Porsche Panamera is one of the finest cars money can buy, as it should be for the prices its maker charges.
The 2021 Volvo S90 and V90 argue for luxury-car status with rational performance and style.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
E 350 RWD SedanPremium Plus 45 TFSI quattro530i SedanRWDT6 AWD Momentum
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sedanquattro SedanSedanHatchbackSedan
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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