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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: $61,002

BMW 5-Series 530e iPerformance   
Difference: $32,028

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2020202020202020202020202006
Model5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-SeriesE-Class
Trim530i530e iPerformance540iM550iM5M5 CompetitionE55
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $53,900 $53,900 $59,450 $76,650 $102,700 $110,000 $81,800
Sunshade, rear, power 575 575 575 575      
Luxury Seating Package 1,600 1,600 1,600 1,200      
Upgraded leather upholstery 2,450 2,450 1,000 1,000      
M Sport Design 4,900 4,600 4,900        
Adaptive dampers - electrical 700 1,000 700        
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550 550        
Heated front seats       500      
Wood trim       0 0 0  
Sunroof         0 0  
Lighting Package             990
Premium Package             3,650
Obstacle detection, rear             1,100
Satellite radio             500
Bluetooth cell phone link             925
Proximity key             1,080
Power trunk closer             510
Sunshade, rear, power 530 530 530 525      
Luxury Seating Package 1,470 1,470 1,470 1,105      
Upgraded leather upholstery 2,255 2,255 920 920      
M Sport Design 4,510 4,230 4,510        
Adaptive dampers - electrical 645 920 645        
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 505 505        
Heated front seats       455      
Wood trim       0 0 0  
Sunroof         0 0  
Lighting Package             921
Premium Package             3,395
Obstacle detection, rear             1,023
Satellite radio             465
Bluetooth cell phone link             860
Proximity key             1,004
Power trunk closer             474
Options (change) 10,775 10,775 9,325 3,275 0 0 8,755
Options (change) 9,915 9,910 8,580 3,005 0 0 8,142
Destination 995 995 995 995 995 995 775
Gas Tax 0 -4,668 0 0 1,000 1,000 1,700
Total Price $65,670 $61,002 $69,770 $80,920 $104,695 $111,995 $93,030

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

Lowest Adjusted Price: BMW 5-Series 530e iPerformance
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: BMW 5-Series M5
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $33,443
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $84,622
Model Year2020202020202020202020202006
Model5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-SeriesE-Class
Trim530i530e iPerformance540iM550iM5M5 CompetitionE55
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine248hp I4180hp I4 PiH335hp I6523hp V8600hp V8617hp V8469hp V8
TransmissionT8T8T8T8T8T8T5
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDAWD4WD4WDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 12205, 12205, 12600, 16600, 16600, 16420, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-19245/40-19245/40-19245/40-19275/40-19275/35-20245/40-18
Total Price$65,670$61,002$69,770$80,920$104,695$111,995$93,030
Adjustments for Features-1,490-1,415-1,490-4,615-5,115-5,1150
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$64,180$59,587$68,280$76,305$99,580$106,880$93,030
Cost Above Minimum$4,593$0$8,693$16,718$39,993$47,293$0

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

Model Year2020202020202020202020202006
Model5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-Series5-SeriesE-Class
Trim530i530e iPerformance540iM550iM5M5 CompetitionE55
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300$1300$1300$1300$1300 
5-speed manually-shiftable automatic      $1000
RWD$0$0$0   $0
AWD   $1700   
4WD    $1700$1700 
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Heated steering wheel    $100$100 
Remote app$25$25$25$25$25$25 
Sunshade, rear, power$225$225$225$225  $225
Sunshades, second row$125$125$125$125  $125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Brake- or yaw-sensor-initiated collision preparation system$0$0$0$0$0$0 
Driver drowsiness monitor$150$150$150$150$150$150 
Hill descent control   $250$250$250 
Knee airbag, driver$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Rear side airbags      $300
Rearview camera$200$200$200$200$200$200 
Tire-pressure monitor$75$75$75$75$75$75 
Tires, run-flat$150$150$150$150   
Cargo Management 
Rear seat pass-through$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50$50$50$50$50$50 
App support$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Aux input$50$50$50$50$50$50 
Bluetooth audio streaming$25$25$25$25$25$25 
CD changer, in-dash      $325
CD player$125$125$125$125$125$125 
DVD-compatible player$0$0$0$0$0$0 
Gesture control system$100$100$100 $100$100 
Handwriting recognition$200$200$200$200$200$200 
HD radio$50$50$50$50$50$50 
In-vehicle Internet$150$150$150$150$150$150 
Media drive$15$15$15$15$15$15 
MP3-compatible player$50$50$50$50$50$50 
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0$0$0$0$0 
Rear air vents$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Rear air vents with automatic controls      $250
Rear dual-zone climate control      $125
S Voice support$0$0$0$0$0$0 
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0$0$0$0 
SMS text-to-speech reader$25$25$25$25$25$25 
Surround sound   $250$250$250$250
Text dictation$50$50$50$50$50$50 
Traffic + travel information$25$25$25$25$25$25 
Voice control for external devices$0$0$0$0$0$0 
Voice control for nav and audio$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0$0$0   
Black exterior trim (optional)$0$0$0$0$0$0 
Bodyside moldings      $75
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)      $25
Painted brake calipers (optional)   $0$0$0 
Rear spoiler   $200$200$200 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock      $25
Auto-dimming headlights   $200$200$200 
Cornering lights$50$50$50$50$50$50 
Fog light, rear      $100
Fog lights$125$125$125   $125
Head-up display (HUD)    $350$350 
Headlight washers      $50
Interior ambient lighting, configurable$150$150$150$150$150$150 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display    $250$250 
Large energy flow and fuel economy display $25     
LED headlights   $1000$1000$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750$750    
Power-folding mirrors$50$50$50$50$50$50 
Steering-linked fog lights      $50
Steering-linked headlights$150$150$150$150$150$150 
Xenon HID headlights      $500
Powertrain 
12 kWh battery pack $0     
3.5 kW onboard charger $0     
Active rear differential    $500$500 
Automatic start / stop$150$150$150$150$150$150 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable   $500$500$500 
Launch control$100 $100$100$100$100 
Regenerative braking$0 $0$0$0$0 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Automatic seat bolsters, driver      $300
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger      $300
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300$300$300$300  $300
Folding second row seats$300$300$300$300$300$300 
Massage, driver seat$100$100$100$100  $100
Massage, passenger seat$100$100$100$100  $100
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Power thigh bolsters, driver seat    $100$100 
Power thigh bolsters, passenger seat    $100$100 
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100$100 
Power-folding headrests, second row seats      $50
Upholstered instrument panel$300$300$300$300$300$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Additional powertrain and chassis calibration options    $0$0 
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustable      $1000
Alloy wheels$350$350$350$350$350$350 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200$200$200$200$200 
Performance steering system (optional)   $0$0$0 
Polished alloy wheels      $350
Sport suspension (upgrade)   $0$0$0$0
Total Value of Features$7,540$7,465$7,540$10,665$11,165$11,165$6,050
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,490$1,415$1,490$4,615$5,115$5,115$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-252-149-208-238-106-990

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

Model Year20202006
Model5-SeriesE-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase117.1 in112.4 in
Length194.6 in189.7 in
Width73.5 in71.7 in
Height58.2 in57.0 in
Curb Weight3,747 lb.3,704 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.0 gal.21.1 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.8 in39.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.7 in56.4 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in52.4 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in41.9 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in37.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.9 in56.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in53.8 in
Row 2 Legroom36.5 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume18.7 ft315.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 530i

Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat100No
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested85081%
Total Not Requested20019%
M Sport Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
245/40VR19 tires400No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Upholstered instrument panel300No
Black exterior trim (optional)0No
Body kit0Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Gesture control system100No
Heated front seats200Yes
Power trunk closer350Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Total Requested155057%
Total Not Requested115043%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 530e iPerformance

Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat100No
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested85081%
Total Not Requested20019%
M Sport Design
FeatureValueRequested?
245/40VR19 tires400No
Gesture control system100No
Heated front seats200Yes
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Upholstered instrument panel300No
Black exterior trim (optional)0No
Body kit0Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Power trunk closer350Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Total Requested130053%
Total Not Requested115047%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 540i

Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat100No
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested85081%
Total Not Requested20019%
M Sport Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
245/40VR19 tires400No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Upholstered instrument panel300No
Black exterior trim (optional)0No
Body kit0Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Gesture control system100No
Heated front seats200Yes
Power trunk closer350Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Total Requested155057%
Total Not Requested115043%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series M550i

Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested600100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55

Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Headlight washers50No
Steering-linked fog lights50No
Total Requested50083%
Total Not Requested10017%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
CD changer, in-dash200No
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Automatic seat bolsters, driver200No
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger200No
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Total Requested145071%
Total Not Requested60029%

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