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BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $67,250

BMW 5-Series 528i   
Difference: $3,005

Lowest Total Invoice: $62,480

BMW 5-Series 528i   
Difference: $2,925

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Model Year201620162016201620162017
Model5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-SeriesE-Class
Trim528i535i535dActiveHybrid 5550iE300
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $50,200 $55,850 $57,350 $62,100 $66,300 $52,150
Base Invoice $46,865 $52,060 $53,440 $57,810 $61,675 $48,500
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200  
Driver Assistance Plus 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700  
Driver Assistance Package 1,800 1,800 1,800 1,900    
LED headlights 1,900 1,900 1,900 1,900 1,900  
Luxury Seating Package 2,400 2,400 2,400 2,400 1,300  
Cold Weather Package 950 950 950 950 950  
Sunshade, rear, power 575 575 575 575 575  
Premium Package 2,600 1,500 1,500 1,500    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550 550 550   720
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel 800 800 800 800 800 590
Wood trim, alternative type 1,080 1,080 1,080 1,080 1,080 1,300
Parking guidance system - active 500 500 500 500 500  
Premium 3 Package           10,260
Head-up display (HUD)           990
Sunshades, second row           380
Special order charge           250
Leather seating surfaces           1,620
Heated second row seats           620
Cooled or ventilated front seats           450
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,095 1,095 1,095 1,095 1,095  
Driver Assistance Plus 1,545 1,545 1,545 1,545 1,545  
Driver Assistance Package 1,640 1,640 1,640 1,730    
LED headlights 1,730 1,730 1,730 1,730 1,730  
Luxury Seating Package 2,185 2,185 2,185 2,185 1,185  
Cold Weather Package 865 865 865 865 865  
Sunshade, rear, power 525 525 525 525 525  
Premium Package 2,365 1,365 1,365 1,365    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 500 500 500 500   670
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel 730 730 730 730 730 549
Wood trim, alternative type 985 985 985 985 985 1,209
Parking guidance system - active 455 455 455 455 455  
Premium 3 Package           9,542
Head-up display (HUD)           921
Sunshades, second row           353
Special order charge           233
Leather seating surfaces           1,507
Heated second row seats           577
Cooled or ventilated front seats           419
Options (change) 16,055 14,955 14,955 15,055 10,005 17,180
Options (change) 14,620 13,620 13,620 13,710 9,115 15,980
Destination 995 995 995 995 995 925
Total Price $67,250 $71,800 $73,300 $78,150 $77,300 $70,255
Total Invoice $62,480 $66,675 $68,055 $72,515 $71,785 $65,405

The configured BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

The configured Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

Even when the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the BMW 5-Series 528i trim is $50,200. The features would cost an additional $16,055. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $67,250.

The base sticker price of the BMW 5-Series 535i trim is $55,850. The features would cost an additional $14,955. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $71,800.

The base sticker price of the BMW 5-Series 535d trim is $57,350. The features would cost an additional $14,955. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $73,300.

The base sticker price of the BMW 5-Series ActiveHybrid 5 trim is $62,100. The features would cost an additional $15,055. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $78,150.

The base sticker price of the BMW 5-Series 550i trim is $66,300. The features would cost an additional $10,005. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $77,300.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 trim is $52,150. The features would cost an additional $17,180. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $70,255.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 5-Series trims is 6. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

The configured Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

Even when the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the BMW 5-Series 528i trim is $46,865. The features would cost an additional $14,620. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $62,480.

The invoice of the BMW 5-Series 535i trim is $52,060. The features would cost an additional $13,620. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $66,675.

The invoice of the BMW 5-Series 535d trim is $53,440. The features would cost an additional $13,620. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $68,055.

The invoice of the BMW 5-Series ActiveHybrid 5 trim is $57,810. The features would cost an additional $13,710. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $72,515.

The invoice of the BMW 5-Series 550i trim is $61,675. The features would cost an additional $9,115. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $71,785.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 trim is $48,500. The features would cost an additional $15,980. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $65,405.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 5-Series trims is 6. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: BMW 5-Series 528i
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,630
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,645
Model Year201620162016201620162017
Model5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-SeriesE-Class
Trim528i535i535dActiveHybrid 5550iE300
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine240hp I4300hp I6255hp I6 D335hp I4 H443hp V8241hp I4
TransmissionT8T8T8T8T8T9
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWDRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)180, 10180, 10180, 10180, 10600, 16590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-17245/45-18245/45-18245/45-18245/45-18x-
Total Price$67,250$71,800$73,300$78,150$77,300$70,255
Adjustments for Features-100-100-100-1000-1,475
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$67,150$71,700$73,200$78,050$77,300$68,780
Cost Above Minimum$0$4,550$6,050$10,900$10,150$0
Total Invoice$62,480$66,675$68,055$72,515$71,785$65,405
Adjustments for Features-93-93-93-930-1,373
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$62,387$66,582$67,962$72,422$71,785$64,032
Cost Above Minimum$0$4,195$5,575$10,035$9,398$0

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Features Comparison: BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Model Year201620162016201620162017
Model5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-SeriesE-Class
Trim528i535i535dActiveHybrid 5550iE300
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300$1300$1300$1300 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic     $1400
RWD$0$0$0$0$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000$1000$1000$1000 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware     $1200
Automated lane change     $300
Remote climate control     $25
Remote start via app     $75
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active safety seat bolsters     $0
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver     $0
Blind spot intervention     $200
Car-to-X communication     $100
Collision avoidance assist     $100
Collision preparation system, rear     $100
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system     $0
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100$100$100$100 
Lane departure collision mitigation$50$50$50$50$50 
Lane keeping assist system     $400
Rear cross-traffic detection     $100
Rollover sensor     $50
Torque vectoring / active trace control     $100
Wide-view front camera$150$150$150$150$150 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50$50$50$50$50 
Console with shifter$150$150$150$150$150 
Console without shifter     $150
Overhead sunglass holder     $25
Rear seat pass-through$100$100$100$100$100 
Storage compartment under front seat(s)     $50
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Aux input$50$50$50$50$50 
CD player$125$125$125$125$125 
DVD-compatible player$0$0$0$0$0 
Fragrance atomizer     $200
Handwriting recognition$200$200$200$200$200 
Ionizing air filtration     $50
MP3-compatible player$50$50$50$50$50 
Rear air vents$100$100$100 $100$100
Rear air vents with automatic controls   $250  
Rear dual-zone climate control   $125  
Residual heat$50$50$50$50$50 
S Voice support$0$0$0$0$0 
Satellite radio     $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250$250$250$250 
SD Card slot     $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0$0$0 
SMS text-to-speech reader$50$50$50$50$50 
Surround sound    $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300$300$300$300 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation     $325
Text dictation$50$50$50$50$50 
Voice control for external devices$0$0$0$0$0 
Voice recorder$0$0$0$0$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot     $50
Wireless charging station     $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Adaptive headlights     $200
Analog clock     $25
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75$75$75$75$75 
Cornering lights$75$75$75$75$75 
Fog light, rear     $100
Fog lights$125$125$125$125$125 
Head-up display (HUD)$350$350$350$350 $350
Headlight washers$50$50$50$50$50 
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150$150$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable     $150
Large energy flow and fuel economy display   $25  
Steering-linked headlights$150$150$150$150$150 
Powertrain 
Launch control$100$100$100$100$100 
Regenerative braking$0$0$0 $0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Automatic seat bolsters, driver     $300
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger     $300
Folding second row seats$300$300$300 $300$300
Leather door panel trim$250$250$250$250$250 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Rapid-heating front seats     $0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical     $100
Crosswind stabilization     $50
Total Value of Features$6,150$6,150$6,150$6,150$6,050$7,525
Value of Feature Adjustments$100$100$100$100$0$1,475
Value of Feature Adjustments-93-93-93-930-1,373

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Model Year20162017
Model5-SeriesE-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase116.9 in115.7 in
Length193.4 in193.8 in
Width73.2 in73.7 in
Height57.6 in57.8 in
Curb Weight3,815 lb.3,793 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.5 in0.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.3 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in0.0 in
Row 2 Headroom38.3 in0.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.2 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.3 in0.0 in
Cargo Volume18.4 ft313.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 528i

Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Total Requested130087%
Total Not Requested20013%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested1050100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat100No
Power thigh support adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat100Yes
Front sport buckets100No
Total Requested105078%
Total Not Requested30022%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Headlight washers50No
Total Requested40073%
Total Not Requested15027%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power decklid350Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Leather door panel trim250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested160076%
Total Not Requested50024%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 535i

Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Total Requested130087%
Total Not Requested20013%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested1050100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat100No
Power thigh support adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat100Yes
Front sport buckets100No
Total Requested105078%
Total Not Requested30022%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Headlight washers50No
Total Requested40073%
Total Not Requested15027%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power decklid350Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested70074%
Total Not Requested25026%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 535d

Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Total Requested130087%
Total Not Requested20013%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested1050100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat100No
Power thigh support adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat100Yes
Front sport buckets100No
Total Requested105078%
Total Not Requested30022%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Headlight washers50No
Total Requested40073%
Total Not Requested15027%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power decklid350Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested70074%
Total Not Requested25026%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series ActiveHybrid 5

Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Total Requested130087%
Total Not Requested20013%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested1050100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat100No
Power thigh support adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat100Yes
Front sport buckets100No
Total Requested105078%
Total Not Requested30022%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Headlight washers50No
Total Requested40073%
Total Not Requested15027%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power decklid350Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested70074%
Total Not Requested25026%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 550i

Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Total Requested130087%
Total Not Requested20013%
Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Headlight washers50No
Total Requested40073%
Total Not Requested15027%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300

Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware950Yes
Automated lane change300No
Collision avoidance assist100No
Active safety seat bolsters0No
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver0No
Around view cameras500Yes
Speed limit information0No
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Adaptive headlights200No
Rapid-heating front seats0No
Automatic seat bolsters, driver300No
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger300No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Power decklid350Yes
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Parking guidance system - active500Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Wireless charging station75No
Heated front seats200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Burmester, 590W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Lane keeping assist system400No
Blind spot intervention200No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Total Requested482564%
Total Not Requested267536%

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