Silver 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 300 RWD

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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2019 BMW 5-Series

2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2019 BMW 5-Series


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2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. BMW 5-Series

When you think “luxury sedan,” you probably think of Mercedes-Benz or BMW. Both German luxury automakers are known for their lavish lineups. So, in the case of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. BMW 5-Series, which comes out on top? Both offer many similar features and specs, but we’re convinced the new E-Class offers a bit for San Francisco drivers to enjoy. Compare them side-by-side below!

E-Class vs. 5-Series: Performance

When it comes to performance, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series are comparable with a few differences here and there.

  • Engine: The E-Class and 5-Series come with a 241-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder and a 248-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder, respectively.
  • Transmission: You’ll get a wider range of gears from the E-Class, which features a 9G-TRONIC® automatic transmission. The 5-Series gets an 8-speed automatic.
  • Drivetrain: Both models come standard with rear-wheel drive.

E-Class vs. 5-Series: Luxury Features

You can expect many similar features inside the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series cabins, such as a navigation system, touchscreen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a garage door opener, multiple power outlets, and an optional handsfree auto-opening trunk lid. It’s tough to beat the luxury of the E-Class, though. Even the base-level E 300 includes features that aren’t found on the 5-Series 530i:

  • 64-Color Ambient Lighting: Personalize your drive through Novato by changing the color of the interior’s LED lighting system.
  • Car-to-X Communication: Send traffic alerts, weather warnings, and other notifications to other E-Class drivers around Oakland.
  • Steering Wheel Touch Controls: Control the head unit and in-cabin functions with the smartphone-like touchpads on either side of the steering wheel.

E-Class vs. 5-Series: Safety Features

Safety is a priority for the E-Class and 5-Series, as both sedans come standard with an array of driver assistance technologies. Compare their offerings below:

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class — includes Active Brake Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST®, Crosswind Assist, PRESAFE®, and PRESAFE® Sound.
  • 2019 BMW 5-Series — includes Active Protection System, Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Test Drive the New E-Class at Mercedes-Benz of Marin in San Rafael!

Comparing the Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. BMW 5-Series reveals a lot of similarities between the two luxury sedans, but the E-Class has the benefits of more gear ratios, tech-savvy luxury features, and exclusive safety technologies. Contact us to schedule a test drive or to learn more about the E-Class vs. C-Class or other BMW vs. Mercedes-Benz comparisons, such as the C-Class vs. BMW 3-Series.

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