When it's time to hit the streets of Tuscaloosa, Northport, and Starkville, AL, will you be cruising through town in the BMW 5 Series or the Mercedes-Benz E-Class? The team at BMW of Tuscaloosa wants to help you figure out which one is the better fit for you. So, we've created this BMW 5 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class comparison.

Give our comparison a read-through and then contact us to let us know what you think!


Luxurious Comfort of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class

When you're choosing a luxury sedan, you'll want to make sure the one you pick will provide that first-class experience every time you take the wheel. With both the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you can be sure there's plenty of luxury inside the cabin.

For starters, both vehicles come with connectivity features, like an available 12.3-inch touchscreen display in the center stack. This is where you can control various smartphone features, like phone calls, music streaming, navigation, podcasts, and audio books when connected with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, or Bluetooth®.

Other comfort features include a power-adjustable driver's seat with memory feature. While both sedans include lumbar support, only the BMW 5 Series also has side bolsters to really keep you snug in the driver' seat.

This is part of the available 16-way power front sport seats that give you the ability to fully optimize your seating position for maximum comfort and visibility. Unfortunately, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class doesn't offer the same level of customization with your driver's seat.

Powertrain Specs: BMW vs Mercedes-Benz Luxury Sedans

Feeling that smooth, powerful engine spring to life under the hood is one of the best things about driving a luxury sedan. That's exactly what you'll enjoy with both the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Both come standard with a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine that generates more than 245 horsepower. If you need even more power, you can choose the 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine, available in both the BMW and the Mercedes-Benz.

If that's still not enough, both sedans have an available performance line that catapults you out of the gates with even more power: the M Series in the BMW and the AMG trim in the Mercedes-Benz.

While they each deliver on the promise of an energetic drive, only the BMW has an available hybrid trim that's as efficient as it is powerful. The BMW 5 Series hybrid comes with the following:

  • 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo I-4 engine
  • Electric motor
  • 288 combined system horsepower

Unfortunately, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class doesn't offer a hybrid to help you get that extra MPG boost.

BMW 5 Series or Mercedes-Benz E-Class: It's Your Choice

Now that you know how the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class compare, which one will you choose to drive through Starkville, Northport, and Tuscaloosa, AL? If you like the BMW for its powertrain options and comfort-forward features, then the team at BMW of Tuscaloosa can help you take the wheel.

Simply contact our BMW dealership in Alabama to test drive the BMW 5 Series today!


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