2021 BMW 5 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

c-class vs 5 series

Are you in the market for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan? We don’t blame you! The swank, luxuriant interior, the powerful performance, the cutting-edge technology features, and the sleek good looks mean that this automobile would make a fine addition to any Cincinnati driveway. But how does it stack up against the competition? Which is better, the BMW 5 or Mercedes-Benz E-Class? We think the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is head and shoulders above the competition. To prove it to you, we’ve put together the detailed, side-by-side BMW 5 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class comparison below.

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan


2021 BMW 530i Sedan


Starting MSRP*

255 hp


248 hp
273 lb-ft


257 lb-ft

All LED Exterior Lighting


In Car WiFi


Steering Wheel Touchpad Controls


2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 5 Series – Price

Which is the more economical choice, the BMW 5 or Mercedes-Benz E-Class? The price difference between the BMW 5 series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class MSRPs is negligible. However, that doesn’t take into account our specials on new vehicles, which you can only take advantage of by buying a Mercedes-Benz automobile at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati.

2021 BMW 5 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Power and Performance

No Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. BMW 5 Series model comparison would be complete without talking about power and performance. Which delivers better performance, the BMW 5 or Mercedes-Benz E-Class? The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class wins this one, hands down. It delivers more horsepower and torque than the BMW 5 series. If you want power under the hood like a lot of our Blue Ash customers, you’ll definitely want to get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Here are the specs:


  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan – 255 hp
  • BMW 530i Sedan – 248 hp


  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan – 273 lb-ft
  • BMW 530i Sedan – 257 lb-ft

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 5 Series – The Extras

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes packed with features you won’t find in the BMW 5 series, like the all LED exterior lighting system or in-car Wi-Fi. That includes the steering wheel touchpad that allows you to control several systems without taking your hands off the wheel. You can even shift gears from the steering wheel. It’s no wonder so many of our Montgomery customers see the Mercedes-Benz E-Class as the clear winner in the BMW 5 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class contest.

Check Out the New Mercedes-Benz E-Class at Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati

We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can even apply for financing online. Our dealership is conveniently located near Sharonville, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! So, contact us today!

Disclaimer: *Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Options, model availability and actual dealer price may vary. See dealer for details, costs, and terms. 

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