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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: $81,240

BMW 5-Series 540i   
Difference: $3,260

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20212021
Model5-SeriesE-Class
Trim540iE450
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $59,450 $62,000
Driving Assistance Package 1,700  
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,700  
Wireless charging station 400  
Luxury Seating Package 1,600  
Upgraded leather upholstery 1,000  
Executive Tier 2,100  
Sunshade, rear, power 575  
M Sport Design 4,900  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 720
Apple CarPlay support 300  
Heated steering wheel 190  
Heated second row seats 350 580
Wood trim, alternative type 1,080 1,300
Synthetic suede headliner 650  
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 700  
AWD 2,300  
Adaptive dampers - electrical 700  
Active multicontour front seats   1,320
Warmth & Comfort Package   1,050
Premium 3 Package   9,500
designo Edition   4,900
9-speed shiftable automatic   0
Sport Package   0
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display   700
Sunshades, second row   380
Power door closers   550
Cooled or ventilated front seats   450
Driving Assistance Package 1,565  
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,565  
Wireless charging station 370  
Luxury Seating Package 1,470  
Upgraded leather upholstery 920  
Executive Tier 1,930  
Sunshade, rear, power 530  
M Sport Design 4,510  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 670
Apple CarPlay support 275  
Heated steering wheel 175  
Heated second row seats 320 539
Wood trim, alternative type 995 1,209
Synthetic suede headliner 600  
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 645  
AWD 2,140  
Adaptive dampers - electrical 645  
Active multicontour front seats   1,228
Warmth & Comfort Package   977
Premium 3 Package   8,835
designo Edition   4,557
9-speed shiftable automatic   0
Sport Package   0
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display   651
Sunshades, second row   291
Power door closers   512
Cooled or ventilated front seats   419
Options (change) 20,795 21,450
Options (change) 19,160 19,888
Destination 995 1,050
Total Price $81,240 $84,500

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: BMW 5-Series 540i
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,560
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $857
Model Year20212021
Model5-SeriesE-Class
Trim540iE450
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine335hp I6 H362hp I6 H
TransmissionT8T9
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/31 MPG23/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 12590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-19245/45-18
Total Price$81,240$84,500
Adjustments for Features-3000
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$80,940$84,500

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

Model Year20212021
Model5-SeriesE-Class
Trim540iE450
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Automated lane change $300
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving$200 
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 collision prevention $150
Collision preparation system, rear $100
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system $0
Cross-traffic warning, front$25 
Hill descent control$250 
Knee airbag, passenger$75 
Side collision intervention$200 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication $0
Wide-view front camera$150 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $100
Aux input$50 
CD player$125 
DVD-compatible player$0 
Fragrance atomizer $200
Gesture control system$100 
Handwriting recognition$200 
Ionizing air filtration $50
MP3-compatible player$50 
Near-field communications (NFC) $25
Residual heat$50 
S Voice support$0 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
SD Card slot $25
Surround sound $250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$200 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $225
Text dictation$50 
Voice control for external devices$0 
Voice recorder$0 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $25
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Adaptive headlights $200
Analog clock $25
Cornering lights$50 
Fog light, rear $100
Fog lights$125 
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Powertrain 
Launch control$100 
Regenerative braking$0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Automatic seat bolsters, driver $300
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger $300
Heated front row armrests $100
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat$100 
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat$100 
Rapid-heating front seats $0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical $100
Crosswind stabilization $50
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$6,600$6,300
Value of Feature Adjustments$300$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-740

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

Model Year20212021
Model5-SeriesE-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase117.1 in115.7 in
Length195.8 in194.3 in
Width73.5 in73.7 in
Height58.2 in57.8 in
Curb Weight4,050 lb.4,222 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.0 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.8 in37.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.7 in57.8 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in41.7 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in38.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.9 in57.1 in
Row 2 Legroom36.5 in36.2 in
Cargo Volume14.0 ft313.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 540i

Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested1300100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driving Assistance Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Evasive maneuver assist200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, front25No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Lane keeping assist400Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, road sign aware850Yes
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving200No
Side collision intervention200No
Total Requested175080%
Total Not Requested42520%
Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Total Requested125100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat100No
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Front sport buckets100No
Total Requested75071%
Total Not Requested30029%
Executive Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Power door closers300Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Total Requested180092%
Total Not Requested1508%
M Sport Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport suspension (upgrade)250No
245/40VR19 tires400No
Heated front seats200Yes
Gesture control system100No
Body kit0Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Upholstered instrument panel300Yes
Black exterior trim (optional)0No
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Power trunk closer350Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested160062%
Total Not Requested100038%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz E-Class E450

Active multicontour front seats
FeatureValueRequested?
Automatic seat bolsters, driver300No
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger300No
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Total Requested20025%
Total Not Requested60075%
Warmth & Comfort Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Heated front row armrests100No
Rapid-heating front seats0No
Total Requested10050%
Total Not Requested10050%
Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Active safety seat bolsters0No
Power trunk closer350Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Speed limit information0No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, road sign aware850Yes
Automated lane change300No
Evasive maneuver assist200Yes
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver0No
Wireless charging station75Yes
Near-field communications (NFC)25No
Heated front seats200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Surround sound250No
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Burmester, 590W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Adaptive headlights200No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Lane keeping assist400Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Blind spot collision prevention150Yes
Total Requested550079%
Total Not Requested147521%
designo Edition
FeatureValueRequested?
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Special interior trim0No
Synthetic suede headliner650Yes
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Upholstered instrument panel, leather1000Yes
Total Requested2800100%
Total Not Requested00%
Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport suspension (upgrade)250No
Body kit0Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
245/45HR18 tires400No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested650100%

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