|2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class||VS||2014 BMW 5-Series|
|Turbocharged, 3.5-liter, V-6||Engine||Turbocharged, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder|
When it comes to the comparing the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. the 2014 BMW 5-series there is almost no comparison to be had. The new E-Class offers a greater range of engine options that start at being more humble and unassuming all the way to being some of the most powerful engines ever put in a passenger sedan. The BMW 5-Series does an acceptable job of offering its customers a variety of engine possibilities but lack the overall amount of power options of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class has also gone through a subtle redesign of its exterior that has left the sedan looking far more aggressive and athletic on the road. By comparison the BMW 5-Series has chosen to stay with a more conservative design that has become a calling card of the brand. When it comes right down to the interior design of the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, several independent reviews have praised the class of luxury sedans with having a clean and well thought out interior.
As you work your way up the ladder of the 2014 Mercedes E-Class trim models, the performance numbers simply grow and become more impressive. For the maximum horsepower, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. the 2014 BMW 5-Series battle is all but decided in favor of the new E-Class. There are two V-8 options for the new E-Class, the first is a 4.7-liter, V-8 that has twin turbochargers and is capable of turning out 402-horsepower on the 2014 E550. Should that not be enough for you, the E63 AMG’s 5.5-liter, V-8 with its own pair of turbochargers can burn tires off the rims with 550-horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque.
For those that value fuel-economy over performance, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class also features the E400 Hybrid that uses a traditional 3.5-liter, V-6 engine but adds a powerful electric motor powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery that adds 27-horsepower as well as an additional 184 lb.-ft. of torque. Under certain low-speed conditions the electric motor can power the E400 by itself and reach speeds up to 22 miles per hour.
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*2014 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.