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2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs. 2018 BMW 5-Series

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs. 2018 BMW 5-Series

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 and 2018 BMW 5-Series are top luxury picks. So, which is the better value for Eastvale drivers? To see how these two vehicles fare in terms of performance, handling, safety, and luxury, we stacked them up side-by-side! Take a look below for more information on the specs and features you can anticipate from the Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs. BMW 5-Series!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan VS 2018 BMW 5-Series 530i Sedan
273 Lb-ft of Torque 258
9-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed automatic
Standard Car-to-X Communication Feature Not Offered
Standard 64-Color Ambient Lighting Feature Not Offered
Standard Steering Wheel-Mounted Touch Controls Feature Not Offered


The new Mercedes-Benz E 300 and the comparably equipped BMW 5-Series 530i come with a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine, offering notable power to Fontana and Rancho Cucamonga drivers. Let’s delve deeper into their specs:

  • Engine Power: While the 530i nets a higher 241 hp, the E 300 delivers greater low-speed engine power with 273 lb-ft of torque. The 530i produces just 258 lb-ft.
  • Transmission: The 5-Series 530i gets a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, while the E 300 sports a lightning-fast 9-speed automatic, offering faster gear changes and more ratios.
E 300 with hills in distance
2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan

Techy Safety Systems

Equipped with everything from belt-force limiters, to heated and memory-adjustable mirrors, to perimeter lighting, the 2018 E-Class and 2018 5-Series lay the safety and security features on thick. But the E 300 lives up to the E-Class lineup’s tech reputation, offering more standard intelligent safety systems than the 5-Series. The following are included as standard on the E 300:

  • PRESAFE® and PRESAFE® Sound
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Car-to-X Communication

Passenger Comfort & Infotainment

Rich with luxury features, including leather seats, authentic wood trim, a navigation system, and a power glass sunroof, the Mercedes-Benz E 300 and BMW 5-Series offer a warm and welcoming cabin for up to five passengers. Even so, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 offers many exclusives not found on the 2018 BMW 550i Sedan, including:

  • 64-color LED ambient interior lighting
  • Steering wheel-mounted Touch Controls
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto
  • Optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan

Your Next Luxury Sedan Awaits!

All in all, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 promises sharper handling, a larger safety arsenal, and greater comfort than the BMW 5-Series. For more assistance with comparing the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 vs. BMW 5-series, or any Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario! If you’d like to schedule a test drive near San Bernardino or Chino, we’re on call every day of the week!

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