2016 BMW 5 Series vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

When it comes to German automakers, there are two names that may immediately come to mind: BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Both brands are a part of the trifecta of massive luxury brands called the German Big Three. We put the models up against each other, so that we could decipher if one offered more than the other. 

Although both brands promise drivers top-notch performance and innovative features, there are a few areas that one brand has one leg up on the competition. If you’re curious what happened when we put the 2016 BMW 5 Series vs. the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, read on.

In terms of power, both models offer a 2.0-liter Inline 4 engine. While the engines are the same, the outputs are not. The BMW’s engine is capable of producing a whopping 240 horsepower, while the Mercedes-Benz E-Class outputs 195. Drivers who are looking for a luxury car with a bit of oomph may appreciate what BMW’s 5 Series brings to the table.


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2016 BMW 5 Series vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2.0-Liter Inline 4 Engine 2.0-Liter Inline 4
240 Horsepower Engine Output 195 Horsepower
Standard Keyless Ignition Not Standard
Standard Navigation Not Standard

2016 BMW 5 Series luxury and convenience features

Both the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class provide an abundance of features. While that may be the case, BMW’s new 5 Series comes with an abundance of standard luxury features (which aren’t standard on the new E-Class). Keyless Ignition and a built-in hard drive are a part of 2016 5 Series’ makeup, offering drivers some high-end technology.

There are also a number of convenience features in the 2016 BMW 5 Series, including Cruise Control, steering-wheel mounted controls, storage and navigation. All of these features also come standard on the 2016 BMW 5 Series, so drivers don’t have to pay extra to get the best the luxury segment has to offer! Also available in the newest 5 Series is a ten-speaker audio system, complete with USB connection, subwoofers and an auxiliary audio input.

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2016 BMW 5 Series exterior
2016 BMW 5 Series interior
2016 BMW 5 Series front grille
2016 BMW 5 Series rear view