The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 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 ActiveHybrid 5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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). Whether you pick the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 or the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 ActiveHybrid 5 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. When looking at overall length, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 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.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Compare the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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MSRP*: $51,400 - $99,770
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $4,000|
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|City MPG:||23||16 - 28|
|Highway MPG:||30||23 - 45|
|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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|Invoice*:||$56,490||$47,802 - $92,786|
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