Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class than in the BMW 135, due to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 135 in the front seats.
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW 135, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
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). The Mercedes-Benz E-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW 135, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 135 have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is much wider than the BMW 135, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW 135.
With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW 135.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has about the same turning radius as the BMW 135, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 135.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 135. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW 135.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 135.
Compare the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2013 BMW 135.
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MSRP*: $52,200 - $59,000
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MSRP*: $39,600 - $43,550
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $3,000|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 2.99%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 2.57%|
|City MPG:||18 - 21||20|
|Highway MPG:||26 - 30||--|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$48,546 - $54,870||$36,430 - $40,065|
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