2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs 2018 BMW 530i

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs 2018 BMW 530i

German automakers Mercedes-Benz and BMW are recognized as two of the best luxury brands in the world. Being that they’re competing for the same title in such close proximity, you can bet there is a lot of tough love between the two as they compete for the top spot. Luxury sedans take the brunt of the beatings as these two go head to head, so let’s check out the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs 2018 BMW 530i.

To get things started, you must first consider the performance of both. While the E 300 and 530i are both produced with the genius craftsmanship of German engineering, the E 300 gets better torque and also has an extra transmission speed for smoother gear changes. Additionally, it has an optional interactive adaptive variable suspension which is not available in the 530i. Take a look at some additional comparisons in the table below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan


2018 BMW 530i Sedan

$52,950 MSRP $52,650
22 city/30 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 24 city/34 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
241 Horsepower 248
273 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft
6.2 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Specified
Standard PRE-SAFE® Not Available
9 Number of Airbags 7
FWD Drivetrain FWD
Optional Intelligent Cruise Control Optional
12.3 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Car-to-X Communication in the 2018 E 300

One of the perks of Mercedes-Benz is that their vehicles always seem to be a step ahead of the competition when it comes to the newest innovations. The E 300 is no exception to that idea. Take the Car-to-X Communication technology for example. Have you ever encountered a situation on the road that impedes your travels and makes you wish someone had warned you about it? The E-Class has just what you’re looking for. The Car-to-X Communication picks up on different obstacles in your way - such as road construction, accidents, traffic jams, etc. - and sends it through a system that alerts other E-Class drivers of what is going on. They will then be able to select an alternative route ahead of time to avoid the hassles. Of course, if someone else reaches the place to avoid before you do, you’ll be notified and be able to save yourself the time and trouble. Aside from these situations, the Car-to-X Communication can also let you know if there are dangerous road conditions ahead such as ice or snow.

Your luxury car awaits. Which path will you choose to take? If you’re leaning toward the E 300, we have good news for you. This sedan is available here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis! Stop by to check out what we have waiting for you and allow us to help you make your selection. We’ll take care of the paperwork and get you on the road in your new luxury car in no time at all!

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