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

Chart is based on 252 fuel economy reports for the BMW 5-Series and 495 fuel economy reports for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

BMW 5-Series MPG

BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2014 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 13 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2014 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2014 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 36.4 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 86 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 42.2 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 37.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 39.6 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 13.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 15.0 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 11.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 14.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 99 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 37.2 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 35.1 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 14.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2005 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 18.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 20.7 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2001 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2001 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2001 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2001 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 11.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 23.4 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 3 0 85 13 60 21.5  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 75 29.0  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 10 30 10 50 100 20.5  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 20 30 30 20 70 18.5  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med none 15 8 8 70 155 36.4  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills v.lt none 0 0 14 86 65 26.0  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 181hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 2 8 5 85 100 42.2  
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2011 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 7 23 12 58 71 27.6  
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 5 19 55 22 60 20.5  
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 3 12 40 45 67 22.7  
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 15 23 58 70 22.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.2  
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 5 10 80 80 24.8  
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 8 4 16 73 60 22.6  
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 6 36 58 65 25.5  
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 50 35 15 65 18.8  
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 0 60 0 40 90 37.9  
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 15 50 20 15 60 21.9  
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 5 0 35 60 68 20.5  
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 15 50 10 25 85 25.0  
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 29 26 24 21 130 26.1  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 12 23 27 38 75 23.7  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 5 16 15 63 70 22.6  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 130 28.3  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 3 0 2 95 125 39.6  
2008 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
hills lead hvy 5 35 10 50 85 13.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 0 5 0 95 75 15.0  
2008 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 11 18 66 82 21.4  
2008 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 20 10 20 50 70 22.0  
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 7 24 9 60 74 25.7  
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 13 10 33 43 63 23.3  
2007 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 16 26 55 64 20.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 0 20 20 60 75 11.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 70 14.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 20 20 5 55 70 18.9  
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 50 0 40 70 16.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 16 16 25 44 73 24.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 16 8 37 40 69 23.3  
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 10 35 0 55 75 22.5  
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 10 11 50 31 65 22.5  
2007 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 25 13 63 72 25.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light none 0 0 1 99 75 26.8  
2006 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 4 24 4 68 66 24.9  
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 229hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead light 5 10 60 25 110 37.2  
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 161hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 10 60 10 20 95 35.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat light light 5 32 13 50 83 14.8  
2006 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 2 25 50 23 75 20.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 3 25 41 31 66 27.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 70 0 30 70 20.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills light light 0 22 4 75 72 28.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 0 80 10 85 22.1  
2005 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 3 23 20 55 70 20.9  
2004 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead light 5 18 35 43 73 18.3  
2004 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 0 20 10 70 60 21.5  
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 20 0 0 80 65 27.3  
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 5 95 0 0 24.9  
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 10 49 5 37 75 22.1  
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt hvy 10 20 40 30 70 30.2  
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 10 20 60 100 23.1  
2003 4dr Sedan 394-horsepower 4.9L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 10 10 80 65 21.7  
2003 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 25 30 40 75 21.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 33 12 33 22 60 22.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 6 26 34 34 67 21.8  
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 26.5  
2002 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 14 23 63 60 22.4  
2002 4dr Sedan 394-horsepower 4.9L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 5 5 20 70 75 17.0  
2002 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 10 0 40 50 75 20.4  
2002 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 40 40 20 70 21.0  
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 17 29 11 44 87 20.7  
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 3 13 20 65 65 25.3  
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 11 37 13 40 63 27.8  
2001 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 2 3 5 90 60 28.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med hvy 15 15 0 70 65 16.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 11 0 11 78 60 28.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 25 50 25 0 0 16.7  
2000 4dr Wagon 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 55 29.0  
2000 4dr Sedan 394-horsepower 4.9L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 10 30 10 50 80 11.6  
2000 4dr Sedan 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 5 10 40 45 80 23.4  
2000 4dr Sedan 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead light 0 15 85 0 0 19.0  
2000 4dr Sedan 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 20 20 55 70 27.0  

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class MPG

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2015 27.9 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2014 17.9 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2014 39.0 MPG Highway Percentage 98 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2014 43.7 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2014 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2013 34.9 MPG Highway Percentage 83 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2013 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2012 27.7 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011 37.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011 15.8 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2011 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2010 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2010 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2010 19.8 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2009 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2009 29.8 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2009 32.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2009 24.4 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2008.5 30.8 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2008 34.5 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2008 47.0 MPG Highway Percentage 94 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2008 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2008 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2008 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2007 34.3 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2007 19.1 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2007 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2007 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2007 23.4 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2006 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2006 33.0 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2006 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2006 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2006 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2005 33.3 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2005 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2005 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2005 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2004 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2004 19.1 MPG Highway Percentage 67 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2004 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2003 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2003 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 19 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2002 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2002 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2002 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2002 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2001 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2000 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Mercedes-Benz E-Class Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2000 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2015 4dr Sedan 302-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns med light 0 5 5 90 75 27.9  
2014 4dr Wagon turbocharged 577hp 5.5L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 4 20 75 65 17.9  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 195hp 2.1L I4 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills light light 0 0 2 98 75 39.0  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 195hp 2.1L I4 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 8 10 73 75 43.7  
2014 4dr Sedan 302-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills lead light 0 15 0 85 80 29.0  
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 10 7 83 84 34.9  
2013 4dr Sedan 302-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 10 30 30 30 70 20.6  
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2012 4dr Wagon 302-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 10 20 50 20 60 21.2  
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 402hp 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 10 35 5 50 75 21.0  
2012 4dr Sedan 302-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 15 18 12 55 73 27.7  
2011 4dr Wagon turbocharged 201hp 2.1L I4 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 30 10 20 40 100 37.9  
2011 4dr Wagon 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 15 25 60 55 19.0  
2011 4dr Sedan 382-horsepower 5.5L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 15 50 30 65 22.8  
2011 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead hvy 30 70 0 0 N/A 15.8  
2011 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 5 21 10 65 64 23.3  
2010 4dr Sedan 382-horsepower 5.5L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 7 42 10 42 83 17.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 7 32 12 49 71 22.8  
2010 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 4 13 31 51 63 19.8  
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 168hp 2.1L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual RWD
hills med light 10 25 30 35 150 29.0  
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 221hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 6 6 85 100 29.8  
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 80 10 0 N/A 32.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 1 44 55 69 24.4  
2008.5 4dr Sedan turbocharged 221hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 5 20 30 45 60 30.8  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 19 15 66 74 34.5  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 168hp 2.1L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills light light 6 0 0 94 80 47.0  
2008 4dr Sedan 507-horsepower 6.2L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 18 18 25 38 60 18.5  
2008 4dr Sedan 382-horsepower 5.5L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 4 12 24 61 71 20.5  
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 30 30 30 75 20.6  
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 208hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 8 22 65 71 34.3  
2007 4dr Sedan 507-horsepower 6.2L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 21 13 11 55 73 19.1  
2007 4dr Sedan 382-horsepower 5.5L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 25 25 0 50 70 22.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 382-horsepower 5.5L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 10 80 10 65 19.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 3 17 27 53 72 23.4  
2006 4dr Wagon 302-horsepower 5.0L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 10 50 20 20 60 19.0  
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 201hp 3.2L I6 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 6 15 28 51 66 33.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 302-horsepower 5.0L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 5 10 40 45 70 16.7  
2006 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 13 11 20 57 67 24.7  
2006 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 38 12 6 44 66 21.3  
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 201hp 3.2L I6 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 11 29 55 71 33.3  
2005 4dr Sedan supercharged 469hp 5.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 30 30 0 40 75 19.0  
2005 4dr Sedan 302-horsepower 5.0L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 18 17 15 50 75 21.7  
2005 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 21 23 27 29 70 22.0  
2004 4dr Wagon 302-horsepower 5.0L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 15 25 50 70 17.0  
2004 4dr Sedan supercharged 469hp 5.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 11 15 7 67 77 19.1  
2004 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med hvy 5 40 5 50 75 25.4  
2003 4dr Sedan 302-horsepower 5.0L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 11 12 31 46 78 22.9  
2003 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 20 17 44 19 67 19.4  
2002 4dr Sedan 275-horsepower 4.3L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 20 0 80 70 22.6  
2002 4dr Sedan 275-horsepower 4.3L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead none 21 23 25 31 70 22.0  
2002 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills light hvy 5 25 55 15 60 24.0  
2002 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 0 25 75 63 26.0  
2001 4dr Wagon 221-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 5 25 40 30 70 19.7  
2000 4dr Sedan 275-horsepower 4.3L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 0 5 10 85 60 23.0  
2000 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 15 10 5 70 75 27.0  

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

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW 5-Series

BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 The BMW 535d isn't the class's fuel economy champ. That title goes to the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC, with EPA ratings of 28 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway (27/38 with AWD). But, considering that the BMW's engine has two more cylinders (for a total of six) and 60 more horsepower, it comes surprisingly close: 26/38 with rear-wheel-drive (as tested) and 26/37 with all-wheel-drive. Audi's similarly sized 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel, though 15 horses less powerful than BMW's, is less efficient in "city" driving, with EPA ratings of 24/38 (with mandatory AWD). In the real-world, the trip computer reports suggested an even larger BMW advantage, especially at lower speeds. My suburban averages with the 535d ranged from 34.6 to 47.2, with high 30s fairly easily achievable (if I avoided the temptation to bury the go-pedal). The Audi's suburban averages were stuck in the mid-30s, with a high (in fewer attempts) of 38.4. On the highway, the Audi managed a coupe mpg over 40 where the speed limit was 60, and a couple under 40 where the speed limit was 70. The rear-wheel-drive BMW virtually tied the all-wheel-drive Audi at high speeds, but achieved 53.8 mpg on one 65-mph freeway trip. This is incredible (yes, I'm wondering about the accuracy of the trip computer myself) for a sedan with the 535d's mass and performance. As with other BMW's, selecting the "eco pro" mode can substantially improve fuel efficiency. Engage this mode, and it becomes easy to drive a powerful BMW like a hypermiler would a Prius. Audi and Mercedes-Benz do not offer a similar mode. see full BMW 5-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW 5-Series

BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The turbo allows the ability to extract very excellent fuel economy if driven conservatively, and yet deliver exceptional power when needed (or just desired). see full BMW 5-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I drive 500+ highway miles weekly. I needed a comforable ride with good fuel economy. I am averaging 30 mpg on the highway at 70+ MPH in Florida see full BMW 5-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Much higher than expected. see full BMW 5-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
21 mpg mixed city and highway, very good for car this size see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
At this moment the computer shows 27.6 mpg for combo city/freeway/around town driving. True, it uses premium but that is excellent for a car this size and performance.[mpg is without using A/C] see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
very good for large AWD car see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I am seeing 22mpg in the city, not bad for 255hp see full BMW 5-Series review
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
28 mpg highway - 20 mpg city. see full BMW 5-Series review
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Averaging 25mpg combined and 30mpg expressway...not too shabby for full-size luxury vehicle. see full BMW 5-Series review
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Excellent fuel mileage on the highway. I can average 32MPG driving at 65 MPH. Problem is... tough to keep it at 65. 75-80 is like driving 55 in most other vehicles. see full BMW 5-Series review
BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Their quoted miles per gallon far lower than the Audi, although the car is likely fasgter. see full BMW 5-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
current gas prices. see full BMW 5-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
19 MPG overall see full BMW 5-Series review
2005 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
V8 19 city/25 highway see full BMW 5-Series review
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
could be better for city driving and daily driver see full BMW 5-Series review
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Seems to guzzle gas in stop-and-go regime, even if I watch the consumption report as I drive. see full BMW 5-Series review
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
requires premium gas. see full BMW 5-Series review
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
5 Series was terrific car but very poor on gas and used premium fuel. We knew about the mileage when purchased but this was one of the factors making us switch as we have 2 new drivers that would have kept this car driving more hours at a higher cost. see full BMW 5-Series review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 The latest diesels tend to be much smoother, quieter, and more powerful than those of just a few years ago. But people still don't buy them for their smoothness, quietness, or quickness. Gas engines maintain a lead in these areas. People buy diesels for fuel economy, and here the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC excels. Its EPA numbers are best-in-class: 28 mpg city and 42 mpg highway with rear-wheel-drive (RWD) and 27/38 with all-wheel-drive (AWD). Even in E400 Hybrid form the gasoline V6 in the E-Class manages only 24/30. The Audi A6 TDI, offered only with AWD, scores significantly lower than the E250 in city driving: 24/38. The BMW 535d splits the difference in city driving, but runs with the Audi on the highway: 26/38 with RWD and 26/37 with AWD. So, based on the EPA numbers, the Mercedes has a significant fuel economy advantage, especially on the highway. Combine the EPA figures with a 21 gallon fuel tank, and the E250 BlueTEC can cover up to 900 miles between fill-ups. (This is especially attractive when you consider the sliminess of diesel fuel. Even much more than with gas, which largely evaporates when not contained, you do not want to spill any diesel on you or your clothing.) Switching to the real-world numbers reported by the cars' trip computers, the Mercedes (tested with AWD) retains a clear edge over the Audi on the highway, where the trip computers reported 45 and 38, respectively. In suburban driving with a light right foot the results were closer, about 40 to 37. I did test the Mercedes in the Bay Area of California, rather than back home in Michigan. On my usual suburban route it probably would have managed a few more miles per gallon. Also add two-to-three mpg for RWD rather than AWD. Most of my driving in the E250 was done along the scenic California coast, where a leisurely drive with infrequent stops but plentiful hilly curves netted 37 mpg on the way south and 41 on the return. Quite good for a fairly heavy all-wheel-drive luxury sedan--but the Audi (based on similar driving in an A7 TDI) would have been close. The real challenge comes from BMW. In my suburban driving the 535d's trip computer reported from 37 to 47, with low 40s typical. On one highway drive it reported an astounding 53.8 (but on another a mere 38). The tested 535d was RWD. Even so, if both trip computers were similarly accurate the BMW could be about as efficient as the Mercedes in real-world driving, while being considerably more powerful. Also, the 535d isn't the only BMW diesel sedan available in North America. If you can live with less interior space and less power, the Bavarians also offer the 328d (compared to the E250 here). The much lighter, four-cylinder car achieves EPA ratings of 32/45 with RWD and 31/43 with AWD, suggesting a clear advantage in city and suburban driving if not on the highway. see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Wagon 302-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Much better gas mileage than a crossover. see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I have been averaging 26 MPG (indicated) in mixed suburban and highway driving, which I think is pretty good. see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I am getting 35 MPG in city driving. see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Diesel delivers 40+ MPG at reasonable (70 mpg) highway speed, around 29 mpg around town. Diesel is quiet and powerful. Acceleration is awesome. Average 575 miles per tank. see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 201hp 3.2L I6 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Best large traditional vechicle with diesel dependablty and mileage. see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 201hp 3.2L I6 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I get 35 MPG at 70 MPH. This is hard to beat with any hybrid or gas engine see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 201hp 3.2L I6 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Fuel cost now down to $2,33 a gallon, not too far from regular gas.This brings cost per mile way down. see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2004 4dr Sedan 221-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
anywhere from 25 - 30 mpg average. Great for a car this size. see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2003 4dr Sedan 302-horsepower 5.0L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
25 mpg consistant on the highway see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The 4matic full time all wheel drive means the absolute best of 100% highway cruising only gave me 27 MPG. In the city I usually average under 15 MPG. see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2007 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
we get about 25 mpg with the 268 hp V6 4 matic on the road . Maybe 16-17 in town . see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2006 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I average 16mpg around town. Not good. see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2005 4dr Sedan supercharged 469hp 5.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Average 17 MPG. 10 MPG when having fun! see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2004 4dr Sedan supercharged 469hp 5.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
While my AMG was an iron beast something is wrong when so many gas station attendants know you on a first name basis. With the cost of premium fuel and an average of 14 mpg it was time to say goodbye. see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review
2003 4dr Sedan 302-horsepower 5.0L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
E500 is very bad on gas see full Mercedes-Benz E-Class review