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2017. - Production 2016. -
E - Luxury car Vehicle class E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door Body style sedan, 4 door
4 x 4 Wheel drive 4 x 4
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
4936 mm
Length 4923 mm
1868 mm
Width 1852 mm
1466 mm
Height 1468 mm
530 liters
Boot (min) 540 liters
530 liters
Boot (max) 540 liters
66 liters
Fuel tank 50 liters
Engine
Mercedes Benz
2.0 OM654 DE20 LA
Diesel Fuel Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo Aspiration Turbo
1995 cc
Displacement 1950 cc
190 hp
Power 194 hp
400 Nm
Torque 400 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - gears
manual gearbox - gears
kg
Vehicle weight kg
s
Acc. 0-100 s
km/h
Top speed km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 8 gears
1620 kg
Vehicle weight kg
7.6 s
Acc. 0-100 s
232 km/h
Top speed km/h
5.1 l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
4.2 l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
4.5 l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
119 g/km
CO2 emissions g/km
Expenses
42500 EUR
Price from 45000 EUR
Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the luxury car segment and utilize the same 4-door sedan body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a BMW-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 190hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 194hp engine designed by Mercedes Benz.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the luxury car segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of BMW with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Mercedes Benz badge with 4.5 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Serija 5 rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

There's not enough data for me to elaborate on the subject, I'm affraid.

Verdict

BMW appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In this case though, it seems that both cars show similar levels of passenger protection all together, so that won't break a tie. When it comes to performance, both vehicles provide similar experience, so I wouldn't point any of them out. Fuel consumption is more or less the same. It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say BMW. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser™, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.
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