2020 BMW 5-Series

2021 BMW 5-Series

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2021 BMW 5-Series vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class


The 2021 BMW 5-Series is one of the most attractive medium-sized sedans out there. Even though the 5-Series feature a roomy interior and a spacious trunk, this sports sedan is still capable of delivering a thrilling ride. The 5-Series stands tall in its category, outshining many of its rivals. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is also a fantastic medium-sized sedan that comes with a rich heritage. Ride quality is superb and the interior of the E-Class is equally outstanding. Let us compare these two sedans and see how they stack against each other.

Design & Style

For 2021, the BMW 5-Series comes with a retouched grille as well as the taillight section. The sedan has the same aggressive stance that makes it popular with motor car enthusiasts all over the world. When it comes to the interior, the 2021 5-Series combines both sporty and executive looks, making this car at home on the track as well as outside an art gallery. The cabin is spacious and the trunk space generous. With the E-Class, you get an equally well-decked out executive sedan which, unlike the 5-Series, is more executive than sporty. The biggest drawback when it comes to styling is the fact that the E-Class has followed the same styling cues as the rest of the Mercedes-Benz range. While the car certainly looks good, it does not stand out from any of the other Mercedes-Benz models. In a category where looks matter, this is a major handicap.

Technology & Safety

For tech and safety features in the 2021 BMW 5-Series, you get as standard a 12-inch infotainment display that manages the infotainment system. Other tech features that come standard in the 5-Series include smartphone integration, blind-spot monitoring, and an emergency braking system. In the 2021 E-Class, you get as standard a 12-inch infotainment display, smartphone integration, and so on. The system works perfectly and is responsive to your commands.


The BMW 5-Series comes standard with a turbocharged 2-liter engine. However, you also have a choice of various engine types including the option of a hybrid one. All variants perform excellently and deliver a silky-smooth ride. The cabin is also very quiet, thanks to BMW’s superb cabin insulation technology. The transmission is also finely tuned and delivers a composed ride. When it comes to the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you get a similarly sized engine that also delivers a smooth and composed ride. However, the E-Class has no sports DNA in it and so acceleration is a bit sluggish. While one cannot complain about ride quality, it is a far cry from the sporty performance of the 5-Series.

The Bottom Line

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2021 BMW 5-Series are both superb cars in every sense of the word. This means that a comparison between these two sedans was always going to be a close one. However, the BMW 5-Series edges out the E-Class in some areas including quality of tech and engine performance. This makes the 5-Series the winner in this comparison.

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