2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2016 BMW 5 Series Sedan

Drivers in the market for a new luxury sedan have a lot of great options to choose from. The luxury sedan class is fiercely competitors, but those looking for features like strong engine performance and a wide array of standard and available features need to check out the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and the 2016 BMW 5 Series Sedan.

Both of these great sedans offer competitive fuel economy ratings, some highly-advanced technology features, attractive styling and exquisite interior design. So what features set these two sedans apart from the rest of their tough class, and more importantly, what features and specs set these two apart from each other? Read on for details!

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2016 BMW 5 Series
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
5 Passenger Capacity 5
9-speed automatic Standard Transmission 8-speed automatic

The 2016 BMW 5 Series Sedan comes in an overwhelming eight trim levels: 528i Sedan,528 xDrive Sedan, 535i Sedan, 535i xDrive Sedan, 535d Sedan, 535d xDrive Sedan, 550i Sedan and 550i xDrive Sedan. Four engine options are available throughout the lineup, including a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 240 horsepower, 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 include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, MP3 player, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers, navigation system, cruise control, climate control and Bluetooth® connectivity.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan comes in two trim levels: E 300 Sedan and E 300 Sedan. The fully redesigned 2017 E-Class sedan offers a wide variety of personalization options, a smooth and power engine and a luxurious cabin. Standard features include the ECO Start/Stop System, a 9-speed automatic transmission, LED exterior lighting, a power tilt/sliding tinted glass sunroof, advanced instrumentation and controls, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, a 12.3-inch high-resolution display, the COMAND® system with touchpad controller and 64-color LED ambient lighting. Looking for safety features? The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan has you covered. Standard safety features include Crosswind Assist, PRESAFE®, PRESAFE® Sound, 9-way airbag protection, the Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Available safety features include Distance Pilot DISTRONIC®, Steering Pilot, LED Intelligent Light System headlamps, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function, Blind Spot Assist, Speed Limit Pilot, Parking Pilot and a rearview camera.

If you’re in the market for a new luxury sedan, you have to check out both the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and the 2016 BMW 5 Series Sedan. While research is important when you’re in the market for a new vehicle, the best way to find out what’s a good fit for you is to get behind the wheel. If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class or any model in our lineup, stop in and see us at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert of schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!

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