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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E 300 4MATIC Sedan AWD
MSRP
$55,450
Invoice
$51,569
Average Price Paid
$51,325
1,573 listings nationwide

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2018 BMW 5 Series
530e iPerformance Sedan RWD
MSRP
$52,650
Invoice
$49,465
Average Price Paid
$49,669
584 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E 300 4MATIC Sedan AWD
Fair Price
$52,765
Good Price
$50,086
Great Price
$48,554
2018 BMW 5 Series
530e iPerformance Sedan RWD
Fair Price
$51,286
Good Price
$48,986
Great Price
$47,671

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E 300 4MATIC Sedan AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$63,470
378 listings nationwide
14 GREAT deals
64 GOOD deals

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2018 BMW 5 Series
530e iPerformance Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$58,743
13 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E 300 4MATIC Sedan AWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

You get what you pay for. For a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you’ll pay a lot, but the reward will be owning one of the finest luxury cars on the face of the planet. The only reason to shop ...

2018 BMW 5 Series
530e iPerformance Sedan RWD
Michael Perkins Test Drive Review:

It’s been a while since BMW was the undisputed leader in midsize luxury sport sedans, and it’s tried to regain that title by concentrating on luxury more than sport lately. With the ad...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 10
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E 300 4MATIC Sedan AWD
No User Reviews
2018 BMW 5 Series
530e iPerformance Sedan RWD
30
writes:
Absolutely the best BMW 5 series car (or car in general) I have owned in the last quarter century

Specs

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E 300 4MATIC Sedan AWD
2018 BMW 5 Series
530e iPerformance Sedan RWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
70 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
75 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.4 gal 12.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
241 hp @ 5,550 RPM
248 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,300 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.62 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.3 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom 35.8 in 36.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.1 cu ft 10 cu ft
Exterior
Length 193.8 in 194.6 in
Width 81.3 in 83.7 in
Height 57.8 in 58.4 in
Wheelbase 115.7 in 117.1 in

Available Options

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
E 300 4MATIC Sedan AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Dakota Brown Metallic
  • Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • Designo Diamond White
  • Designo Selenite Grey Magno
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Piedmont Green Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
  • Burmester Surround Sound System
  • 3-Zone Climate Control
  • Soft-Close Doors
  • Air Body Control Air Suspension
  • Accessory Styling Package (Rear and Roof Spoiler)
  • Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
  • AMG Line Exterior
  • Acoustic Comfort Package
  • Designo Black/Titanium Grey Pearl Leather Package
  • Designo Macchiato Beige/Saddle Brown Leather Package
  • Premium 1 Package
  • Premium 2 Package
  • Premium 3 Package
  • Warmth and Comfort Package
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Flowing Lines Wood
  • Designo Magnolia Flowing Lines Wood Trim
  • Blind-Spot Assist
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Macchiato Beige/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Macchiato Beige/Espresso, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Nut Brown/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Nut Brown/Espresso Brown, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Active Front Seats Package with Massage Feature
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Panorama Roof
  • Wheels: 18" Twin 5-Spoke
  • Wheels: 19" 10-Spoke Alloy
  • Wheels: 19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke
2018 BMW 5 Series
530e iPerformance Sedan RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Almandine Brown Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Atlas Cedar Metallic
  • Azurite Black Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Bluestone Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Cashmere Silver Metallic
  • Champagne Quartz Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Imperial Blue Metallic
  • Jatoba Brown Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Rhodonite Silver Metallic

Option Packages

  • Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
  • Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
  • Power Rear Sunshade
  • Soft-Close Automatic Doors
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • Lighting Package
  • Power Tailgate
  • Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
  • Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
  • Ceramic Controls
  • Piano Finish Black Trim
  • Plum Brown Wood Trim
  • SensaTec Dashboard
  • Cold Weather Package
  • Dynamic Handling Package
  • Executive Package
  • Luxury Package
  • M Sport Package
  • M Sport Package 2
  • Premium Package
  • Premium Package 2
  • Leather Dashboard
  • M Sport Brakes
  • Active Driving Assistant
  • Driver Assistance Plus
  • Driving Assistance Package
  • Head-Up Display
  • Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection
  • Park Distance Control
  • Parking Assistance Package
  • Black with Blue, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Caramel/Black, BMW Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White with Dark Coffee, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White with Dark Coffee, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Night Blue, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Smoke White/Black, BMW Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Tartufo, BMW Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Multi-Contour Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Luxury Seating Package
  • Wheels: 19" x 8" V-Spoke (Style 635)
  • Wheels: Front 19" x 8" and Rear 19" x 9" V-Spoke

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