2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2017 BMW 5 Series

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is an all-new model that is wowing luxury shoppers with its new power and capability options, but how does will it stand up to its old rival, the BMB 5 Series when the sedan model of that vehicle makes its debut in February? In this 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2017 BMW 5 Series comparison we are going to pit the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300 against the upcoming 2017 BMW 530i. Comparing these two base trims will give luxury shoppers an idea of the entry level capability of these high-end models.

Both of these base luxury sedans will come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. While the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300 will offers slightly less power than its BMW rival (241 horsepower compared to 248 horsepower), it will excel when it comes to torque (offering 273 pound-feet compared to the 258 pound-feet on the 2017 BMW 530i. This means that while power is similar, the 2017 E 300 should be more responsive than the BMW sedan.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2017 BMW 5 Series

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300 VS 2017 BMW 530i
241 hp, 273 lb-ft  Engine Output 248 hp, 258 lb-ft
9-spd automatic Transmission 8-spd automatic with shift paddles
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Smartphone Connectivity Apple CarPlay
COMAND® Infotainment iDrive

Technology on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class

When it comes to safety and technology as well, comparing the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs the 2017 BMW 5 Series highlights the high-value technology on both luxury models. For example, with the Premium 1 package on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300, drivers will be able to enjoy an automated system that takes the hassle out of parallel and perpendicular parking, as well as features like rear cross-traffic alerts and a hands-free activated powered trunk lid. The 2017 BMW 530i will also be available with an advanced parking system that will make parking very easy.

Other features that drivers can enjoy on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300 sedan that we don't believe will be available on the 2017 BMW 530i include the elite Pre-Safe system which serves to protect passengers in the event of a crash. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class also comes standard with premium comforts, like an adaptive suspension, driver memory functions, extremely comfortable seating, dual-zone automatic climate control, and MB-Tex synthetic leather upholstery.

For more information on this comparison, or to schedule a test drive of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class at Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City today, contact a member of our sales team.

dashboard view of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class parked by a swimming pool
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class from the side
rear seat of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class