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

2017 Mercedes-Benz E class

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2017 BMW 5 Series

2017 BMW 5 Series

Maximum Power

Both the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2017 BMW 5 Series sedans offer up sporty performance across the line, including a base turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine and access to rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. If you’re in the market for truly high-end performance, though, you’ll likely want to opt for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. That’s because there’s an available AMG® model on the Mercedes-Benz model—a 3.0L biturbo V6 engine that’s able to put out an impressive 396 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded engine on the BMW 5 Series is also a biturbo 3.0L six-cylinder engine, but on the BMW model it only generates 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque.

Advanced Safety Features

In terms of safety, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the only model of the two that comes standard with front pelvic airbags, as well as other high-tech safety features like an ATTENTION ASSIST® system that detects driver drowsiness, and the PRE-SAFE® system, which can tell when a collision or rollover is soon to occur, tighten seat belts up front, move the front passenger seat, close the windows and sunroof, and send out “pink noise” to alert you.

Base Features

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series both come standard with a generous lineup of comfort and tech features, including dual-zone automatic climate control, power adjustable front seats, HD Radio, a navigation system, and voice controls. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class stands out from the competition, though, beginning with a standard portable Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gets a standard 12.3-inch display screen, while the BMW 5 Series only gets a 10.3-inch display screen.

Ready to Find Out More? Come Check Out the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

When you’re ready to take the next step in your search for a premium luxury sedan, take the trip from Folsom or Rancho to 1000 Mercedes Lane in El Dorado Hills, CA. We’re open seven days a week, and you contact us online or over the phone at (888) 773-3154. While you’re here, see how the Mercedes-Benz E-Class compares to the Toyota Avalon, as well as how it compares to the Audi A5.