2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Vs BMW 5-Series
Since both Mercedes-Benz and BMW were together on American soil, they have remained fixtures of executive luxury, locked in an endless dance for the coveted title of best luxury sedan. Although both offer a range of automotive embellishments in most classes, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series are emblematic of the badges they wear. The E-Class is sophisticated and intuitive. The 5-series, thick and robust.
Both undergoing redesigns for 2018, these models have never been better representations of the type of luxury and class that await those who understand the adage “You get what you pay for.” In this case, and with both automobiles, you get top-of-the-line technology, industry-leading comfort, and performance that makes you think about driving not as a chore to push through, but as a daily event to look forward to. Here’s how the two measure up:
|2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class||Vs||2018 BMW 5 Series|
|12.3” Touch Screen Control||Infotainment||10.2” Touch Screen Control|
|603 horsepower (6000 rpm)||Max Horsepower||456 horsepower (6000 rpm)|
|9G-TRONIC® 9-speed Automatic||Gearbox/Transmission||Steptronic 8-speed Automatic|
|3.4 seconds (AMG® E 63)||Max Acceleration 0-60||3.9 seconds (M550i xDrive)|
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Advantages
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class provides drivers with an intangible feeling – class. With design inspiration from the paragon of luxury, the S-Class, and a discrete, professional aesthetic, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a statement of power and control.
The first place you’ll notice this control is in the understated cabin. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabin exudes quiet authority, ignoring every opportunity to overdesign, complicate, or distract from the simple sophistication of its pedigree. You won’t find oversized, tacky badging or bright primary colors here. Mercedes-Benz has built a legacy on the ancient words of the Tao Te Ching - “Those who know, do not speak. Those who speak, do not know”
Beautiful, dual 12.3” screens provide on-demand information, entertainment, and ride configuration. When the vehicle is off, the dials and gauges fade into quiet silence. When it’s on, they offer a remarkable range of data and ride configuration options packaged into a seamless user interface that vanishes into its utility.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has multiple engine and performance configurations to meet your need, whether you’re an efficiency-minded driver, or looking for pure muscular performance. Available engines include a 2.0L inline-4 turbo, putting out 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, a 3.0L V6 biturbo, putting out 396 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque, or a monstrous AMG® 4.0L V8 biturbo engine producing 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz bests the competition in its transmission – giving drivers 9 speeds with both the standard 9G-TRONIC® and available AMG® SPEEDSHIFT® MCT 9-Speed transmissions. Standard rear-wheel drive and available 4MATIC® all-wheel drive provide two-levels of high-performance drive.
Body options include a 4-door sedan, two-door coupe, two-door cabriolet, and 5-door wagon.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon is refined, distinguished, and powerful. Make a statement with the 2018 E-Class.