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BMW 1-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2018. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2014 - 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2014 - 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
72.8571428571% Best 165% Worst
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2010 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2010 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
32.8571428571% Best 95% Worst
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2008 - 2011 BMW 1-Series Reliability by Generation2008 - 2011 BMW 1-Series
32.2857142857% Best 94% Worst
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2007 - 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2007 - 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
48.2857142857% Best 122% Worst
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2003 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2003 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
31.1428571429% Best 92% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the BMW 1-Series

BMW 1-Series Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Soild, no rattles, squeaks. full 2008 BMW 1-Series review
BMW 1-Series Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Had minimal problems in 2 years. A failed window lift was all full 2012 BMW 1-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the BMW 1-Series

BMW 1-Series Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Soild, no rattles, squeaks. full 2008 BMW 1-Series review
BMW 1-Series Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Had minimal problems in 2 years. A failed window lift was all full 2012 BMW 1-Series review