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2021 BMW M340 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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2021 BMW
M340

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*
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$54,700 to $56,700
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$54,250 to $62,000
Invoice* $51,370 to $53,230 $50,995 to $58,280
MPG - City 22 - 23 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 30 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW M340 than in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, due to the BMW M340's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the BMW M340 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 M340 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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW M340 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 M340 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M340 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW M340 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M340 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The BMW M340 has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M340 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M340 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW M340 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The BMW M340 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.