2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2018 BMW 5 Series

Drivers in pursuit of an elegant and high-powered midsize sedan have a couple options in the models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2018 BMW 5 Series comparison. Both of these models are available with several powertrain options, including high-performance choices.

While the 2018 BMW 5 Series is available in the 456-horsepower M550i xDrive model, which is designed to burn up the track, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is actually available with two high-powered options. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® E 43 and AMG® E 63 S deliver 396 horsepower and 603 horsepower, respectively. The V-8 in the AMG® E 63 S is even handcrafted, and can burn from 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. In lower trims, the engines and handling dynamics of both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2018 BMW 5 Series can offer comfortable commuting or engaging driving for a variety of luxury shoppers.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2018 BMW 5 Series
$52,950 Starting MSRP $52,400
241 hp, 273 lb-ft Base Engine Output 248 hp, 258 lb-ft
Sedan, Wagon, Coupe, Cabriolet Body Styles Sedan
AMG® E 43, AMG® E 63 S Performance Options M550i xDrive

Cargo and Engines Available on the 2018 E-Class

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class brings other advantages to this comparison. Its base 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine has less horsepower than the base engine (with the same displacement) on the 2018 BMW 5 Series, but it does offer significantly more torque, which can offer refined acceleration and driving fun.

The variety of body styles available on the Mercedes-Benz midsize car is another advantages we see when comparing the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2018 BMW 5 Series. While the sedan version of the E-Class offers less trunk space than the 2018 BMW 5 Series, drivers can also enjoy a wagon body style (which offers impressive cargo room) or the stylish dimensions of a two-door coupe or elegant cabriolet. The 2018 BMW 5 Series is available only in sedan body style (though coupe and convertible shoppers may be able to find a model they like in the BMW 4 Series or BMW 6 Series). Either of these vehicles will offer premium features on every trim level, as well as unique good looks and passionate driving.

For more information on this comparison, or to test drive a new Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Houston TX, contact a member of the Star Motor Cars Sales team today.

side view of a black 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class driving past palm trees
interior dashboard view of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
side view of the steering wheel and dashboard in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
rear view of a black 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 400