BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes E-Class

BMW 5 Series



When you’re searching for a luxury sedan that’s more than just good looks and can perform across the board, you’ll likely find yourself torn between the 2022 BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Both vehicles are capable of high performance, are spacious, and feature advanced technology, but which sedan is right for you?

To help you learn more, we at BMW of Stratham have created this BMW 5 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class comparison. After reading this comparison, you’ll better understand which sedan is right for your travels through Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, NH. Ready to get started? Keep reading!


BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Engine Options

BMW 5 Series In order to cruise around town in style, you need a sedan with a powerful engine. Fortunately for you, both the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class offer multiple engine configurations. Both the BMW and the Mercedes offer two standard combustion engines to choose from. The BMW even has additional engine options for drivers who want more power from their 5 Series. There are a total of four engine options compared to the E-Class’s two engine options.

When it comes to shrinking your carbon footprint, the BMW 5 Series offers a plug-in hybrid engine. The E-Class only offers a mild-hybrid engine.

The BMW 5 Series’ available 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine with an integrated electric motor puts out 288 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The rear-wheel drive system offers an EPA-estimated 64 MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent) combined, while the optional xDrive all-wheel drive version offers an EPA-estimated 62 MPGe.* This is great for drivers who want to spend less time at the pump and more time on the road.

With its 12.1-gallon fuel tank, think how far you can go!

2022 BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Interior Dimensions

BMW 5 Series Now that you know you can travel from Point A to Point B with your luxury sedan’s performance capabilities, will you have enough interior space for your and your family’s travel needs? All passengers will be far more comfortable when traveling in the BMW 5 Series.

That’s because front-row occupants in the 5 Series have 40.7 inches of headroom. The E-Class, on the other hand, only has 37.3 inches. The 5 Series also has 58.7 inches of front shoulder room, while the E-Class only has 57.8 inches. When it comes to the kids in the back on the way to school, you’ll have 36.5 inches of rear legroom in the 5 Series compared to 36.2 inches in the E-Class.

So, what about backpacks and suitcases, all the things you need to bring along with you? The E-Class has 13.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, while the 5 Series has a full 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space. That five cubic feet of cargo space can make a big difference. In fact, that’s a whole large suitcase! If you want to ensure you have enough room for everyone’s belongings on your road trip, the choice is clear. The BMW 5 Series has the comfort and room for road trips.

5 Series vs E-Class: Technology Features

BMW 5 Series With your whole family sitting comfortably inside your luxury car, you can keep everyone entertained throughout the commute with your vehicle’s connective technology features.

Both cars feature a 12.3-inch center display screen that allows for smartphone integration features, like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. When you pair your smartphone, you’ll be able to navigate your favorite entertainment features, like:

  • Music
  • Podcasts
  • Audiobooks

After connecting, you can ensure everyone is treated to crisp sound thanks to the available Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System that includes 16 speakers in your BMW 5 Series. With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you could listen through 13 speakers with the optional Burmester® Surround Sound system.

Those who want an immersive sound experience will only get that with the BMW 5 Series. Those extra three speakers help create more sound dimension so you can feel like you’re front row at your favorite show.

BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class Safety Features

BMW 5 Series Being safe on the road should be your number one priority, and driving a vehicle that can help ensure that is a great start. Both the BMW Series 5 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have full suites of safety and driver assistaive technology. They include brand-specific versions of the following features:

  • Collision preparation systems
  • Predictive braking systems
  • Blind spot detection
  • Rearview camera

All of these features work together to help keep you safe during everyday driving and in the unlikely event of a collision. The collision preparation systems can automatically tighten your seat belts, adjust the seats, and close the windows to help keep you safe inside the vehicle.

On those busy morning commutes when traffic is zooming around you, you’ll want something to help you stay within your lane. On the BMW 5 Series, you’ll have the standard Lane Departure Warning system, but if you want the same feature on the E-Class, you’ll have to add the additional Driver Assistance Package. In fact, many of the E-Class driver-assistive systems are add-ons, including Evasive Steering Assist.

This system uses cameras to detect the borders of lanes—that are clearly defined and not obscured by weather—and gives you an audio cue to let you know when your vehicle is drifting. This is great for early-morning commutes when you might be feeling a bit drowsy.


BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class: The Verdict

When you’re looking to upgrade your commute in and around Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, New Hampshire, in a luxury sedan, the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class are two great options. However, if you want a hybrid engine with a more spacious interior and crisp audio, the BMW 5 Series is the car for you.

Visit us at BMW of Stratham to learn more about the features offered by the 5 Series and how they can take your commute to the next level. Contact us or visit our dealership to learn more about the BMW 5 Series today!

* Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.