2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2018 BMW 5 Series: Head to Head

BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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E-Class vs. 5 Series: Which Luxury Midsize Car Should You Buy?

Having to choose between the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is an excellent problem to have. However, it’s a task that won’t come easy. This is arguably one of the most closely matched rivalries among all vehicles.

Both German luxury midsize cars are impeccably luxurious and exceptionally safe. Additionally, each has a history of above-average predicted reliability.

The E-Class sedan was fully redesigned for the 2017 model year. For 2018, Mercedes redesigned the E-Class coupe and convertible models to match the sedan.

BMW completely redesigned the 2017 5 Series as well. This means that both cars are chock full of the latest convenience and safety technologies, and each automaker has taken recent steps to outperform the other.

Using U.S. News research and scoring data, let’s see what sets these cars apart in the categories that matter most to luxury midsize car buyers. Remember that we update our scores regularly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores in this slideshow may not match the scores in our rankings.

Read through the following slides to learn which German luxury midsize car wins this battle.