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2019 BMW M550 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

New 2019 BMW M550

2019 BMW
M550

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*
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$74,450
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$54,050 to $61,550
Invoice* $69,740 $50,807 to $57,857
MPG - City 18 20 - 23
MPG - Hwy 25 28 - 32
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4, V-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
The BMW M550 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 M550 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW M550, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 M550 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 BMW M550 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW M550 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. When looking at overall length, the BMW M550 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M550 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The BMW M550 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 M550 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 M550 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW M550 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Warranty
The BMW M550 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.