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

Rivalries are what make life exciting. Whether it’s between sports teams, companies or musical artists, we’ve all come to love watching two giants go head-to-head. Auto companies are no different, so when you see two high end names like Mercedes-Benz and BMW going up against each other, you know it’s about to get real. We’ve put together a comparison for you to check out between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs the 2017 BMW 5-Series. Get ready for an all-out donnybrook.

The two behemoths have learned quite a bit from each other over the years, which may be why they both seem to improve every year. Each model has almost the exact same dimensions of the other; so much so that we have to narrow it down to the wheelbase to get a somewhat noticeable difference. The Mercedes-Benz’s wheelbase is about an inch shorter which makes it more ideal for city driving. Read on for additional comparisons.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E 400 Sedan vs 2017 BMW 528i Sedan
2.0L Turbo I4 Engine 2.0L I4
241 hp Horsepower 240 hp
273 lb-ft Torque 260 lb-ft
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
Optional Automatic Load-Leveling Not Available
Optional Front Power Lumbar with Massage Feature Not Available
Optional Second Row Side Airbags Not Available

Here's Where the Separation Sets in

As you probably noticed, the two are eerily similar which is to be expected with higher quality luxury sedans. Where they begin to separate is when you start focusing on torque. Despite having virtually the same horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz E 400 has an extra 13 lb-ft of torque over the 528i. Do you enjoy that extra little kick of adrenaline out of your car? If so, the 2017 E 400 might be the better choice. It offers an extra gear compared to the 8-speed 2017 528i which will make the transmission shift quicker and smoother.

It’s not easy choosing between two brands with reputations like those of Mercedes-Benz and BMW, but the E-Class might be just one step ahead of BMW’s 5-Series. With upgraded performance and semi-autonomous driving features to match the appeal of the large infotainment screen inside, what’s there not to like? Mercedes-Benz designed the 2017 E-Class to excite, and it does that and more. Find out for yourself by calling or stopping by World Wide Motors today!

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior front seats
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior front center console
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class exterior side view
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior side mirror

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