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2021 BMW 540 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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2021 BMW
540

MSRP*: $59,450 to $61,750
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

MSRP*: $54,250 to $62,000
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Invoice* $55,790 to $57,930 $50,995 to $58,280
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 335-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid) 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 335 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 540 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 540 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 540 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). The BMW 540 is somewhat more expensive 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 540 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
The BMW 540 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. When looking at overall length, the BMW 540 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The BMW 540 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 540 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 540 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than 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 540 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The BMW 540 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.