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2014 BMW 535d vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 535d offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The BMW 535d will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Convenience
The BMW 535d will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 535d will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 535d and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 535d is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. When looking at overall length, the BMW 535d takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 535d transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The BMW 535d has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 535d is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 535d and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The BMW 535d has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW 535d comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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2014 BMW
535d

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MSRP*: $56,600 - $58,900

2015 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $51,800 - $100,600
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.12% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 26 20 - 28
Highway MPG: 37 - 38 28 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $52,070 - $54,190 $48,174 - $93,558

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