The new BMW 5 Series has arrived. But is it better than the Mercedes E-Class? To find out I put the two premium saloons head-to-head in a series of tests. I'll compare their design, interior, technology, space and practicality as well as seeing how they both drive. The Mercedes smashed the previous BMW 5 Series in 2016. But will it be able to defend its crown against this all-new 5 Series which actually shares a lot of its parts and technology with the larger, more expensive 7 Series? Watch to find out.

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Comments

    • Mingus Hill
      Mingus Hill

      E-Class is for Taxi driver, BMW is for crazy driver.

      about 6 days ago
    • AHellReign
      AHellReign

      I’ve been in a e class it’s amazing I think i would take it Mercedes is a better owners car while bmw is a better drivers car but I think amg is better than M bc it combines power and comfort

      about 7 days ago
    • Ram s
      Ram s

      BMW the best infotainment ? Tesla has entered the chat

      about 8 days ago
    • Angel Reborn
      Angel Reborn

      well both car are good cars....fan boys will say car a or car b is better but the fact is both car is better in many ways then most car on the road....

      about 9 days ago
    • Mr. Khan
      Mr. Khan

      What, he said Mercedes won in every section, but the BMW won the overall?

      about 16 days ago
    • Syed Faheem Hassan
      Syed Faheem Hassan

      I prefer the merc overall

      about 18 days ago
    • Jones SenoJ
      Jones SenoJ

      Merc all day long 😉👌

      about 21 day ago
    • Mike Paice
      Mike Paice

      I really like the exterior styling of the Merc but hate that messy over fussy interior. They're both really good cars though and it's just down to personal preference in choosing between them.

      about 21 day ago
    • Muhammad Mikhail
      Muhammad Mikhail

      i like the e class better😁

      about 23 days ago
    • Sean
      Sean

      I really dislike circular climate vents in car interiors. Ghastly.

      about 23 days ago
    • Sean
      Sean

      You say the 5er starts at 36,000 GBP. Well here in Australia it starts at 48,000 GBP plus another 5,000 GBP taxes, plus another 2000 GBP dealer delivery fee. So for a 520i the total price comes to 55,00 GBP. An extra 19,000 GBP than what you had to pay! Buying a luxury car is a much bigger deal here because of the extra cost. A 3er costs a total 42,000 GBP here.

      about 23 days ago
    • Sean
      Sean

      Why does the 5 class start at $100k in AUD when the 3 series starts at $69k AUD? When I compare them in the flesh, the 5 series is slightly bigger and that's about the only difference I can see. And I'm a BMW guy. Either the 3er is underpriced, or the 5er is overpriced (at least here in Australia).

      about 23 days ago
    • oh yeah yeah
      oh yeah yeah

      Fuck you mercedes.

      about 26 days ago
    • Rick P
      Rick P

      Or just buy a 2019 Camry LE that has about the same ride quality as both these other cars for a lot less money and the Camry will last A LOT LONGER TOO!!

      about 1 month ago
    • MUFC Highlights
      MUFC Highlights

      Which e-class???

      about 1 month ago
    • Mark Hall
      Mark Hall

      Where's the Jag?

      about 1 month ago
    • BlackHuskey
      BlackHuskey

      Wich is netter? Like Bmw
      Comment Mercedes
      I like Bmw !

      about 1 month ago
    • FLOB32
      FLOB32

      So I own a G31 for almost two years now and right now, I'm in the market for it's replacement. I drove the E-Class and the A6 and I have to say: all three of them are pretty good cars and in the end it will be a matter of personal taste. Here's my opinion:

      It's correct, the Merc kinda hugs you. You close the door and leave the world on the outside. It has a special feel to it, and it is nice. BUT you really don't have much fun while driving it (I'm not talking about AMGs, though). I never felt like I wanted to go on a twisty road with the E-Class. However, it was comfortable like no other.
      The Audi struggles with it's FWD and being a bit topheavy. The 50TDI had a noticeable 'starting weaknes' when getting off from a stillstand, the 40 TDI didn't have that.. In both cases I didn't like the steering wheel. It was too thin and hard (the M steering wheel in the 5 series is padded).
      The 5 series has a bit more 'sharpness' to it that just makes you feel good and gives you a grin on your face. It really combines the best of both worlds (luxury comfort and sportiness). When on a twisty, you just want to go fast. When on the motorway / highway / Autobahn, you are perfectly fine to just cruise along and relax.


      For the interior: the Audi looks great at first sight, but for me, the whole infotainment-system doesn't really work as good as the one in the BMW. I can't use voice control (Audi's is better than the one on the 5 series) that much since I'm on the phone a lot. And focussing on the touchscreens is quite a big distraction when you're driving in heavy traffic. I'm missing just a few (maybe programmable) buttons for the most used functions. This would help a lot.
      For the Mercedes: I just don't understand that system. It is not logical or intuitive, at all. Plus the control-wheel is placed very bad. There was no relaxed way to use it. Voice control as good as in the BMW, satnav a bit slower.


      So in the end, I guess I will get another 5 series. Maybe just with a bigger engine this time (right now on a 520d).

      about 1 month ago
    • Jibroni UK
      Jibroni UK

      This review is unfair to Mercedes. The E Class comes with a Sport mode and a Sport + mode. Not sure if the reviewer tested this at all.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jibroni UK
      Jibroni UK

      Matter of personal preference. I prefer the Mercedes Benz E Class to the BMW 5 Series

      about 1 month ago
    • Salem Alfalasi
      Salem Alfalasi

      The BMW 540i petrol version can crush the Mercedes

      about 1 month ago
    • Yusuf Akram
      Yusuf Akram In reply to Salem Alfalasi

      Shut up

      about 1 month ago
    • Emanual0607
      Emanual0607

      Both are fantastic!

      about 1 month ago
    • QuanChoLona000 T.v
      QuanChoLona000 T.v

      The M5😂😭✋🏾DONT WANT KNOW PARTS WITH E-CLASSES AMG’s😉⭐️💪🏾💙🤦🏾‍♂️💯

      about 1 month ago
    • ItzEnder Animates
      ItzEnder Animates

      Ay my e300 is red also

      about 2 months ago
    • Chameera kulasekara
      Chameera kulasekara

      The merc looks small and seats are also not wide enough doesnt have the old luxury look as the e classes used to b

      about 2 months ago
    • Mark Nazir
      Mark Nazir

      The 5 seriess is better

      about 2 months ago
    • nathan basiuwa
      nathan basiuwa

      personally I Will choose BMW.
      its just better looking

      about 2 months ago
    • JustAlek :D
      JustAlek :D

      I honestly Prefer the exterior of the c class than both of those 😂

      about 2 months ago
    • Ali Qureshi
      Ali Qureshi

      E220 better over all

      about 2 months ago
    • Diana Saetern
      Diana Saetern

      Did he really excelerate in comfort mode 🤦🏻‍♀️. Any features like intelligent key system that other cars have. 1. Start your car with remote key 2. Press request button when you approach your car to unlock without actually having to dig for the keys. 3. Smart key lockout protection. ALSO: please put seat warmers and coolers for front seats and back seats.

      about 2 months ago