2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4MATIC® vs 2017 BMW 5 Series

Luxury car shoppers who are on the lookout for a reliable midsize model have likely considered both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series. Each of these sedans has a lot to offer the modern driver, such as a striking exterior design, upscale comfort, and next-level technology. If you would like to get a better idea of how the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4MATIC® and 2017 BMW 5 Series stack up against one another, you can utilize the comparison below.

Although both the E-Class and BMW 5 Series come standard with 2.0-liter I-4 engines, the E-Class stands out with more torque than the 5 Series. Both models are equipped with navigation, dual-zone front automatic climate control, and wireless connectivity for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Despite both providing comfortable space for five passengers, the E-Class offers slightly more head room for rear seat passengers than the BMW sedan. Which luxury model is better suited for you?

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300 4MATIC® VS 2017 BMW 530i xDrive AWD
$54,650* Starting MSRP $53,500
2.0L I-4, 241 horsepower, 273 lb-ft torque Base Engine 2.0L I-4, 248 horsepower, 258 lb-ft torque
9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual Transmission 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
38.2 inches Rear Seat Head Room 37.5 inches

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in White Plains NY

Although the BMW 5 Series is a great vehicle and a worthy competitor, it's no surprise that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class stands out in multiple ways. Here are a few more standard and optional elements to expect from the 2017 E-Class:

  • PRESAFE® system, which can detect a potential collision and responds by closing the windows, tightening the front seatbelts, and more
  • Head-Up Display
  • Active Parking Assist for steering assistance when pulling into parallel spots
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist
  • 13-speaker Burmester® Premium Surround Sound system
  • Fuel-saving ECO Start/Stop system
  • Distance Pilot DISTRONIC®
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™
  • 12.3-inch high-resolution central display

When you are ready to experience the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class firsthand, you can schedule a test drive with our team at Mercedes-Benz of White Plains.

*PRESAFE® closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with memory system.


*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior dashboard
silver 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class side profile