2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2017 BMW 5-Series

Drivers in the market for a new luxury sedan have a wide variety of options to choose from. The class is full of fierce competitor, but if you’re looking for features like strong engine performance and long lists of features and options, you’re going to want to look into the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan.

It’s extremely important to compare similar vehicles when you’re in the market for a new car, so how does the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class stack up against its competition? We know it can be tough to find detailed comparisons, so we’re putting the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class head to head with one of the sedan’s top competitors: the 2017 BMW 5-Series. Read on for an in-depth look at the features and specs you can find on both sedans!

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2017 BMW 5-Series
9-speed automatic Standard Transmission 8-speed automatic
5 Passenger Capacity 5
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 Base Engine Size 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
241 horsepower; 273 pound-feet of torque Base Engine Performance 240 horsepower; 260 pound-feet of torque
Standard Front Power Lumbar with Massage Not Available
Standard First Aid Kit Not Available

The 2016 BMW 5 Series Sedan comes in eleven trim levels: 528i Sedan, 528i xDrive Sedan, 535i Sedan, 535i xDrive Sedan, 535d Sedan, 535d xDrive Sedan, 550i Sedan, 550i xDrive Sedan 535i Gran Turismo, 535i xDrive Gran Turismo and 550i xDrive Gran Turismo. The BMW 5 Series has four engine options available throughout the lineup: a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 240 horsepower, a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine that generates 300 horsepower, 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine that produces 255 horsepower and the top-of-the-line 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine that makes 445 horsepower. Standard features for all trim levels include Dynamic Stability Control, LED fog lights, 14-way power-adjustable front seats, 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, HD Radio™, the Tire Pressure Monitor System and Automatic Climate Control.

The fully redesigned 2017 E-Class sedan offers a luxurious cabin, attractive styling, powerful engine and a wide variety of personalization options. Both trims come standard with a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine that generates 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Standard features for both trims include the ECO-START/Stop system, a 9-speed automatic transmission, power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Remote Start, 64-color ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch high-resolution display and voice control. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan also has a variety of advanced safety systems designed to keep drivers and passengers alike as safe as possible. Available safety systems include Steering Pilot, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Pilot, Parking Pilot and Distance Pilot DISTRONIC®.

It’s important to thoroughly research the vehicle you have your eye on before deciding to purchase or lease it, but perhaps one of the best ways to really tell if a car is the right fit for you is to get behind the wheel and take the car for a test drive. If you’re ready to get in the driver’s seat of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, schedule an obligation-free test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class trim levels
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class standard technology features
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior space
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class horsepower

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