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2021 BMW 530 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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2021 BMW
530

MSRP*: $54,200 to $56,500
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

MSRP*: $54,250 to $62,000
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Invoice* $50,905 to $53,045 $50,995 to $58,280
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 248-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 362-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 248 hp 255 - 362 hp
Exterior Length 195.8 in 194.3 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 72.9 - 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 35.8 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 37.9 in
Rear 38.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 530 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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the BMW 530 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The BMW 530 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 530 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. In this case, the BMW 530 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
The BMW 530 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. When looking at overall length, the BMW 530 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The BMW 530 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
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 530 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 530 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 530 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The BMW 530 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.