New BMW 5-Series

BMW 5 Series Vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

It's no secret that German luxury cars are particularly popular here in Colorado Springs for their prestige, poise, and the fact that the climate here closely mirrors the place these vehicles hail from. But when it comes to choosing your next luxury car, it's easy to find yourself drawn to esteemed models like the new BMW 5 Series and its rival, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but it's important to ensure you're really finding the right fit. Fortunately, we can aid you with that here at Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs, as we've done some background research to show you how these two venerable German luxury sedans fare when pitted against each other.


One of the main advantages to choosing the new BMW 5 Series over the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is how versatile the former is when it comes to its powertrain options. For example, while the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class only has gasoline powertrains, the BMW 5 Series can be had with both gasoline and plug-in hybrid powertrain options, giving you a choice between pure power and an enticing blend of performance and efficiency.


Power and efficiency are one thing, but when it comes to the road manners of the new BMW 5 Series and the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, we think you'll find that the former is the more refined of the two. Thanks in large part to its available Integral Active Steering System, the new BMW 5 Series is able to leverage both its front and rear wheels for greater control while turning and improved handling at highway speeds. Unfortunately, comparable features don't come equipped to the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class.


Designing a luxury car is all about nailing the little details and in many regards, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class falls far short. For example, if you've ever driven in the winter here in Colorado Springs, CO, you know how invaluable it can be to have heated side mirrors.  But while they come standard on the new BMW 5 Series, they're sadly lacking from the equipment roster of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class