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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: $68,132

BMW 5-Series 530e iPerformance   
Difference: $6,653

Lowest Total Invoice: $63,592

BMW 5-Series 530e iPerformance   
Difference: $6,031

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018201820182018
Model5-Series5-Series5-Series5-SeriesE-ClassE-Class
Trim530i530e iPerformance540iM550iE300E400
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $52,400 $52,400 $57,700 $73,400 $52,950 $58,900
Base Invoice $49,410 $49,410 $54,340 $68,940 $49,244 $54,777
Driving Assistance Package 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700    
Wireless charging station 400 400 400      
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700    
Luxury Seating Package 1,600 1,600 1,600 1,200    
Upgraded leather upholstery 2,450 2,450 1,000 1,000    
Executive Tier 2,100 2,100 2,100      
M Sport Design 4,900 4,600 4,900      
Sunshade, rear, power 575 575 575 575    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550 550   720 720
Apple CarPlay support 300 300 300 300    
Wood trim, alternative type 1,080 1,080 1,080 1,080 1,300 1,300
Synthetic suede headliner 650 650 650 650    
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 700 700 700 700    
Adaptive dampers - electrical 700 1,000 700      
Executive Package       1,200    
Heated front seats       500    
Parking Assistance Package       700    
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display       350 700 700
Active multicontour front seats         1,320 1,320
Warmth & Comfort Package         1,050 1,050
Premium 3 Package         9,500 9,500
designo Edition         4,900 4,900
Rear spoiler         350 350
Power door closers         550 550
Cooled or ventilated front seats         450 450
Sport Package           0
Sunshades, second row           380
Driving Assistance Package 1,565 1,565 1,565 1,565    
Wireless charging station 370 370 370      
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,565 1,565 1,565 1,565    
Luxury Seating Package 1,470 1,470 1,470 1,105    
Upgraded leather upholstery 2,255 2,255 920 920    
Executive Tier 1,930 1,930 1,930      
M Sport Design 4,510 4,230 4,510      
Sunshade, rear, power 530 530 530 525    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 505 505   670 670
Apple CarPlay support 275 275 275 275    
Wood trim, alternative type 995 995 995 995 1,209 1,209
Synthetic suede headliner 600 600 600 600    
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 645 645 645 645    
Adaptive dampers - electrical 645 920 645      
Executive Package       1,105    
Heated front seats       455    
Parking Assistance Package       645    
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display       320 651 651
Active multicontour front seats         1,228 1,228
Warmth & Comfort Package         977 977
Premium 3 Package         8,835 8,835
designo Edition         4,557 4,557
Rear spoiler         326 326
Power door closers         512 512
Cooled or ventilated front seats         419 419
Sport Package           0
Sunshades, second row           291
Options (change) 19,405 19,405 17,955 11,655 20,840 21,220
Options (change) 17,860 17,855 16,525 10,720 19,384 19,675
Destination 995 995 995 995 995 995
Gas Tax 0 -4,668 0 0 0 0
Total Price $72,800 $68,132 $76,650 $86,050 $74,785 $81,115
Total Invoice $68,265 $63,592 $71,860 $80,655 $69,623 $75,447

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: BMW 5-Series 530e iPerformance
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,478
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,868
Model Year201820182018201820182018
Model5-Series5-Series5-Series5-SeriesE-ClassE-Class
Trim530i530e iPerformance540iM550iE300E400
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine248hp I4180hp I4 PiH335hp I6456hp V8241hp I4329hp V6
TransmissionT8T8T8T8T9T9
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDAWDRWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 12205, 12205, 12600, 16590, 13590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-19245/40-19245/40-19245/40-19x-245/45-18
Total Price$72,800$68,132$76,650$86,050$74,785$81,115
Adjustments for Features-750-75-2,825-175-2,000
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$72,725$68,132$76,575$83,225$74,610$79,115
Cost Above Minimum$4,593$0$8,443$15,093$0$4,505
Total Invoice$68,265$63,592$71,860$80,655$69,623$75,447
Adjustments for Features-700-70-2,648-163-1,860
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$68,195$63,592$71,790$78,007$69,460$73,587
Cost Above Minimum$4,603$0$8,198$14,415$0$4,127

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

Model Year201820182018201820182018
Model5-Series5-Series5-Series5-SeriesE-ClassE-Class
Trim530i530e iPerformance540iM550iE300E400
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300$1300$1300  
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic    $1400$1400
RWD$0$0$0 $0 
AWD   $1700 $1700
Accessories 
Automated lane change    $300$300
Heated steering wheel    $100$100
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving$200$200$200$200  
Remote climate control    $25$25
Remote start via app    $75$75
Sunshades, second row$125$125$125$125 $125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active safety seat bolsters    $0$0
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver    $0$0
Blind spot collision prevention    $150$150
Collision preparation system, rear    $100$100
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system    $0$0
Cross-traffic warning, front$25$25$25$25  
Hill descent control   $250  
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100$100$100  
Side collision intervention$200$200$200$200  
Torque vectoring, brake-based    $100$100
Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication    $0$0
Wide-view front camera$150$150$150$150  
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50$50$50$50  
Console with shifter$150$150$150$150  
Console without shifter    $150$150
Overhead sunglass holder    $25$25
Rear seat pass-through$100$100$100$100  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support    $100$100
Aux input$50$50$50$50  
CD player$125$125$125$125  
DVD-compatible player$0$0$0$0  
Fragrance atomizer    $200$200
Gesture control system$100$100$100   
Handwriting recognition$200$200$200$200  
Ionizing air filtration    $50$50
MP3-compatible player$50$50$50$50  
Near-field communications (NFC)    $25$25
Residual heat$50$50$50$50  
S Voice support$0$0$0$0  
Satellite radio    $200$200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250$250$250  
SD Card slot    $25$25
Surround sound   $250$250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300$300$300  
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation    $325$325
Text dictation$50$50$50$50  
Voice control for external devices$0$0$0$0  
Voice recorder$0$0$0$0  
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0$0$0  
Black exterior trim (optional)$0$0$0$0  
Body kit$0$0$0$0 $0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)    $25$25
Painted brake calipers (optional)   $0  
Rear spoiler   $200$200$200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Adaptive headlights    $200$200
Analog clock    $25$25
Cornering lights$50$50$50$50  
Fog light, rear    $100$100
Fog lights$125$125$125   
Large energy flow and fuel economy display $25    
Steering-linked headlights$150$150$150$150  
Powertrain 
3.5 kW onboard charger $0    
9 kWh battery pack $0    
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable   $500  
Launch control$100 $100$100  
Regenerative braking$0 $0$0  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Automatic seat bolsters, driver    $300$300
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger    $300$300
Ceramic controls   $0  
Heated front row armrests    $100$100
Metal pedals   $75  
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100$100$100  
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100$100$100  
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat$100$100$100$100  
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat$100$100$100$100  
Rapid-heating front seats    $0$0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500$500$500$500  
Adaptive dampers - mechanical    $100$100
Crosswind stabilization    $50$50
Performance steering system (optional)   $0  
Sport suspension (upgrade)   $0 $0
Total Value of Features$4,900$4,825$4,900$7,650$5,000$6,825
Value of Feature Adjustments$75$0$75$2,825$175$2,000
Value of Feature Adjustments-700-70-2,648-163-1,860

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

Model Year20182018
Model5-SeriesE-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase117.1 in115.7 in
Length194.6 in193.8 in
Width73.5 in73.7 in
Height58.2 in57.8 in
Curb Weight3,747 lb.4,035 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 Volume18.7 ft313.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 530i

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%
Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Total Requested125100%
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 aware900Yes
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving200No
Side collision intervention200No
Total Requested180081%
Total Not Requested42519%
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)250Yes
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, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Power trunk closer350Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested195072%
Total Not Requested75028%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 530e iPerformance

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%
Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Total Requested125100%
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 aware900Yes
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving200No
Side collision intervention200No
Total Requested180081%
Total Not Requested42519%
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?
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, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Power trunk closer350Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested170069%
Total Not Requested75031%

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%
Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Total Requested125100%
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 aware900Yes
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving200No
Side collision intervention200No
Total Requested180081%
Total Not Requested42519%
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)250Yes
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, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Power trunk closer350Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested195072%
Total Not Requested75028%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series M550i

Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power door closers300Yes
Ceramic controls0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Total Requested425100%
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 aware900Yes
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving200No
Side collision intervention200No
Total Requested180081%
Total Not Requested42519%
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%
Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Front sport buckets100No
Total Requested50083%
Total Not Requested10017%
Parking Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Total Requested80084%
Total Not Requested15016%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300

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 wheel100No
Heated front row armrests100No
Rapid-heating front seats0No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested200100%
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 aware900Yes
Automated lane change300No
Evasive maneuver assist200Yes
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver0No
Heated front seats200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Near-field communications (NFC)25No
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 Requested590083%
Total Not Requested122517%
designo Edition
FeatureValueRequested?
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Special interior trim0No
Synthetic suede headliner650Yes
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Upholstered instrument panel, leather700Yes
Total Requested2500100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz E-Class E400

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 wheel100No
Heated front row armrests100No
Rapid-heating front seats0No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested200100%
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 aware900Yes
Automated lane change300No
Evasive maneuver assist200Yes
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver0No
Heated front seats200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Near-field communications (NFC)25No
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 Requested590083%
Total Not Requested122517%
designo Edition
FeatureValueRequested?
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Special interior trim0No
Synthetic suede headliner650Yes
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Upholstered instrument panel, leather700Yes
Total Requested2500100%
Total Not Requested00%
Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Body kit0Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
245/45HR18 tires400No
Total Requested25038%
Total Not Requested40062%

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