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2018 BMW 5 Series vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2018 BMW 5 Series

BMW 3 Series

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Has the classic 5 Series been reimagined for 2018?

Put simply – not really. Consideration for the new models of 5 Series BMWs focuses more on providing for a substantially larger range of buyers. From performance specifications to the expected cost variation, the 2018 5-series concentrates on delivering a performance machine for traditionalists who enjoy the power of the classic design, accompanied by a luxurious ambiance for the more relaxed driver.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class, on the other hand, has taken more of an adventurous approach. Fixated on performance improvement to compete with and wishfully pass the BMW, the E Class comes with a new, authoritative goal in mind. Change, however, may not always be for the best.

Essential Specifications

Category 2018 BMW 530i Sedan 2018 Mercedes-Benz E300 Sport
Engine 2.0-liter RWD Intercooled Turbo Premium 2.0-liter RWD Intercooled Turbo Premium
Horsepower 248hp @ 5,200 rpm 241hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm 273 lb-ft @ 1,300 rpm
Transmission 8-speed automatic w/OD 9-speed automatic w/OD
Fuel Economy 24 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy 22 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
Fuel Tank 18 gallons 17.4 gallons
Brakes 4-wheel disc brakes w/ ABS 4-wheel disc brakes w/ ABS
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Base Curb Weight 3,746 lbs. 3,792 lbs.
Dimensions Length 194.6 in.
Width 73.5 in.
Height 58.2 in.
Wheelbase 117.1 in.
Length 193.8 in.
Width 73.7 in.
Height 57.8 in.
Wheelbase 115.7 in.

Comparing models

BMW has released three models on top of the standard for the new breed of 5 Series. The 530e iPerformance, a plug-in hybrid which can achieve 16 miles of electric-only range. The diesel-powered 540d xDrive, which boasts an efficient highway fuel-economy of 36 mpg. And lastly, the thunderous M550i xDrive, which roars into the scene atop a 4.4-liter V-8. Predictably, not every future BMW captain pictures themselves in the imposing M550i. As the models trickle down in muscle, so too does the affordability. This applies to most consumers, which is why BMW is aiming to impress with aesthetic indulgences instead.

2018 BMW 5 Series

248hp
BMW 5 Series

241hp

Mercedes-Benz is drawing on rivals’ performance to decide the direction that will take their E-Class to the top. A bold task, when considering the competition. The AMG® performance model reaches 603hp with its 4.0-liter V-8 engine, which outperforms the BMW in terms of power, but the new suspension system and handling of the Mercedes-Benz still isn’t quite on the same level. The fuel-efficiency also suffers because of the engine tweaks, below most of the contenders. The reliability is also known to have been suspect in previous models, so increasing the riskiness of the new venture.

BMW 5 Series

BMW has released three models on top of the standard for the new breed of 5 Series. The 530e iPerformance, a plug-in hybrid which can achieve 16 miles of electric-only range. The diesel-powered 540d xDrive, which boasts an efficient highway fuel-economy of 36 mpg. And lastly, the thunderous M550i xDrive, which roars into the scene atop a 4.4-liter V-8. Predictably, not every future BMW captain pictures themselves in the imposing M550i. As the models trickle down in muscle, so too does the affordability. This applies to most consumers, which is why BMW is aiming to impress with aesthetic indulgences instead.

BMW 5 Series

Mercedes-Benz is drawing on rivals’ performance to decide the direction that will take their E-Class to the top. A bold task, when considering the competition. The AMG® performance model reaches 603hp with its 4.0-liter V-8 engine, which outperforms the BMW in terms of power, but the new suspension system and handling of the Mercedes-Benz still isn’t quite on the same level. The fuel-efficiency also suffers because of the engine tweaks, below most of the contenders. The reliability is also known to have been suspect in previous models, so increasing the riskiness of the new venture.

Interior comfort

How does the 2018 5 Series differ from the previous year’s model? The engine looks to be a slightly upgraded version of the 3-series, while the technology and luxury arrangement borrows facets from the 7-series. Active cruise control, lane departure warnings, lane-keep assist, traffic jam assist, parking assist, and a self-directed maneuvering system for dangerous situations are amongst the new safety gifts.

Restful leather seating and elegant wood trim that has characterized the Mercedes-Benz brand for decades look to be forever prominent.

Considering objectives

Essentially, Mercedes-Benz is attempting some new engineering concepts, with an eye to rivaling the performance members of its fraternity. Typically known as the standard in luxury within its class, it maintains those measures, while gambling the road function. BMW, with the 2018 5 Series, preserves its reputation as the driver’s ideal model. Their gamble is trying to appeal to the consumer searching for the leaders in internal indulgence. Cross-competition frontrunners will be ultimately decided as value-for-money statistics emerge, and our expectations lean towards the 5 Series.

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Five stars for my most recent visit to BMW of Tulsa. My BMW needed it’s first service and it went smoothly. Loaner car was provided...services were done under warranty at no cost to me...and my car was washed and vacuumed better then it had been before. Very nice and accommodating sales and service staff. A shout out to Robert & Andrew. They took good care of me! And I’m not easy to please!

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Great service on a repair with a very difficult insurance company. Glad to have my car back!

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Cars Jul 31, 2020
 

Recently had my 2002 M3 in for service. The service advisors were knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. Service was completed promptly and the car cleaned inside and out. I’ve had uniformly good interactions with this dealership over 20 years.

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These Guys were Awesome! Drove from 4 hrs away to get One of my Favorite cars ever built and they had me in and out in 20 min. Thanks to Allen and the Team! Top Quality Dealer...

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So grateful to Tom Escue for jumping on the lease that was turned in and giving me a call. The staff is so friendly and nice. My only negative comment is the two hours it takes to buy your car.

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BMW of Tulsa was quick, responsive, got me a good deal on my trade, and delivered the car to me 2 hours away. They were pleasant and courteous every step of the way. This was a great buying experience and I highly recommend them - wherever you live.

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Dylan was so knowledgeable and friendly. No pressure sales tactics! It was an enjoyable buying experience. I will definitely recommend this dealership to others. Ask for Dylan!

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