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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.

Customer Reviews

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Google Apr 18, 2019
 

Fatih was extremely helpful and calm through the whole sales experience, not pushy like other salesmen I’ve dealt with. He gave a fair trade in value for my used car as well. Would definitely work with him again 🙂

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My experience was wonderful! Cody was very adamant in what he was doing and got my recalls taken care of within half of the day. Also provided me with a beautiful 2018 red 3 series! Overall, wonderful service department and kudos to Cody for being an awesome advisor!

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Google Apr 15, 2019
 

Good service , friendly advisors!

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Google Apr 13, 2019
 

I was very pleased with my experience and everything was a easy process. I had no worries and would recommend others to come by friendly staff too.

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Facebook Apr 5, 2019
 

Fantastic experience with complicated repair. They communicated exceptionally well, and the repair itself was flawless. Cody the service advisor and the technician did a great job.

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Google Apr 1, 2019
 

5 Stars across 3 areas of my experience.1. The sales experience. I showed up about an hour before close and was on the lot looking for a specific car. Jason introduced himself and immediately started telling me the history of the used X3 I was interested in. He knew this vehicle's history without thinking. He retrieved it and then introduced me to Mason who assisted me on the test drive. This was Mason's second day at BMW Tulsa - but I quickly realized this wasn't a some young sales guy. He was (as everyone I would meet) was an enthusiast. I had done my homework on the X3 but was a first time BMW buyer. Mason knew the car, the features and the specs. Impressive for day 2. I had my financing ahead of time but that didn't prevent a very professional introduction and handling by Allan, the finance mgr. All 3 guys stayed nearly an hour after close to ensure I was 100% happy with my decision and to make sure I didn't have any questions. Again - these are not sales and finance guys - these are car guys and proud to be associated with BMW and it showed.2. Delivery. Rather than have to take an UBER the next morning or arrange a ride - the next morning Mason delivered my X3 to my driveway. He covered some additional features and shortcuts on the infotainment system and coordinated the schedule to replace a rear seat nylon bushing that was causing a small rattle in the rear center seat. (I felt bad because that was the only thing I could hear or come up with as the X3 was solid and honestly still feels brand new)3. Service - Wow - what an experience. This was a white glove experience from the moment I pulled up to the service door. Cody and Andrew ensured the work order was accurate, the handling of my vehicle was as if it was going out on the showroom floor not to a service bay. Communication and updates were timely as they needed to order the part, but they provided me an 530i loaner while the part was shipped in. I got a call when my car was ready and the exchange and service team again - don't present themselves as service technicians. This whole team is comprised of enthusiasts and perfectionists. No grease monkeys - they are all wearing BMW polo shirts and I guess you have to have perfect hair to work there as they all could just as easily be out on the showroom floor selling cars. Finally - from the sales floor to the service bay to the parts center. The whole facility is clean (the service bay looks like a manufacturing line not a service garage. I have continued telling myself - "I should have been driving a BMW the past 20 years". BMW Tulsa is a great example of what happens when you marry up a superior automobile with a superior dealer. I absolutely love my used X3 - but I am already thinking about what my next BMW will be in 2 years. But one thing I know for sure...and that is where I will be buying it. Thanks BMW Tulsa (Mason, Jason, Allen, Cody and Andrew).

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Google Apr 1, 2019
 

Great person that handle my service. Very friendly and professional.

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Google Mar 29, 2019
 

Michael Huerta is the best service manager and Taylor was very helpful!

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