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Welcome to the next level of luxury. The 2021 BMW 5 Series and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class stand out for their regality and their innovative engineering under the hood. Imagine them on the streets of Pensacola, Myrtle Grove, and Cantonment, Florida, and in their natural element!
Only one will earn that coveted spot in your driveway, and this comparison can help you choose. Explore these midsize luxury cars, then reach out to the Sandy Sansing BMW team for more information.
Sometimes known as executive sedans, the 2021 5 Series and the E-Class promise a classier experience from your perch behind the wheel. That means you’ll enjoy luxuries you wouldn’t find in your everyday car.
From available leather-trimmed seats to the beautiful wood and aluminum finishes, you’ll find quality on every surface in these cars. The 5 Series adds some exclusive touches, like optional ceramic controls. The black glazed finish on the iDrive Controller bezel and gear shifter gives the interior a custom look!
While the E-Class has no equivalent to that, the two cars are on even ground as far as infotainment. Their multimedia systems offer navigation and smartphone integration to keep you seamlessly connected.
Some drivers elect for SUVs—like those in the BMW Sport Activity Vehicle® lineup—to accommodate all their family’s cargo. With the 5 Series, though, you’ll see that a sedan can offer spacious storage.
The BMW 5 Series trunk can offer up to 14 cubic feet, ideal when you need to pack a weekend bag or two, some golf clubs, or even make your weekly grocery run. Expect a bit less cargo space when you choose the Mercedes-Benz E-Class: It tops out at just 13.1 cubic feet of cargo volume.
You can add a hands-free access power tailgate to either luxury sedan. Simply wave your foot beneath the rear bumper and watch as the liftgate rises automatically! It’s handy to have when your hands are full.
If you plan on making your new sports sedan a daily driver, you’ll want one that’s fuel efficient. The 2021 5 Series and the E-Class know how to take you farther on less fuel—especially the electrified 5 Series.
Drive the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and you can see up to an EPA-estimated 23 city/31 highway MPG. The BMW 5 Series, meanwhile, gets 25 city/32 highway MPG when equipped with rear-wheel drive. So, if you elect to go all gas, you’ll earn slightly better fuel economy with the BMW sedan.
More efficient still is the BMW 530e Sedan, the plug-in hybrid with an all-electric range of 21 miles (or 19 miles for the 530e xDrive Sedan). The E-Class will receive a plug-in hybrid variant later this year.
Are you ready to cruise the streets of Cantonment, Myrtle Grove, and Pensacola, FL, in your new luxury car? We hope you’ve enjoyed our comparison of the 2021 BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
While these two models will each have their fans, we remain impressed by the advanced technology and features in the BMW—not to mention its efficiency in the face of any adventure.
If you want to see the 5 Series, schedule a test drive today at Sandy Sansing BMW. Slide into the driver’s seat and see the balance of bold attitude and sophistication for yourself!