Published on October 27th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW 5-Series 2017 model vs Mercedes E-Class 2016 model, which to buy?
This all new soon to be released in Malaysia BMW 5-Series delivers a stylish appearance and record-breaking aerodynamics. The design of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan exudes athletic prowess, elegance and stylistic assurance. The new model therefore remains the quintessential sporting business sedan. The battle for technological supremacy in the premium sedan segment is intensifying, with BMW claiming the redesigned 5-series sedan will become the most advanced on the market. This 7-generation 5-Series will offer a host of technical and communications systems borrowed from the flagship 7-Series sedan.
They include semiautonomous driving and safety features, gesture controls for the telephone and infotainment system, and the ability to park the car with the driver standing outside the vehicle.
Expected to arrive in about 6-7 months’ time, there are buyers wondering if they should wait for this BMW or walk into a Mercedes Benz showroom and buy a new E-Class today.
BMW 530i and BMW 540i: new four and six-cylinder petrol engines.
The new 2-litre 4-cylinder in-line engine in the BMW 530i supersedes the petrol unit previously fitted in the BMW 528i. The turbocharged direct injection engine delivers its peak output of 252 hp (up 7 hp on its predecessor) between 5,200 and 6,500 rpm, and puts its maximum torque of 350 Nm on tap from 1,450 rpm all the way up to 4,800 rpm. Average fuel consumption works out at 5.4 l/100 km, equating to CO2 emissions of 126 g/km. CO2 emissions have therefore dropped by around 11 per cent compared to before. The BMW 530i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h.
The range-topping engine for the time being can be found in the new BMW 540i and generates 340 hp (+34 hp) between 5,500 and 6,500 rpm. The 3-litre straight-6 musters up a mighty 450 Nm of torque (+50 Nm) from 1,380 – 5,200 rpm. Despite the superior output and the resulting extra dose of dynamic ability, average consumption is a frugal 6.5 l/100 km. CO2 emissions come in at 150 g/km, a reduction of eleven per cent over the outgoing model. The sedan powers from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. The all-wheel-drive BMW 540i xDrive sets a new class-beating time of 4.8 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h. Its fuel consumption is 6.7 l/100 km and CO2 emissions come in at 156 g/km.
BMW 520d and BMW 530d: four and six-cylinder diesel engines.
The 4-cylinder diesel unit powering the BMW 520d has an output of 190 hp at 4,000 rpm and unleashes its maximum torque of 400 Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. Gearshifts are made with either a 6-speed manual transmission or the 8-speed Steptronic. Fuel consumption with the 8-speed Steptronic comes in at just 4.0 l/100 km, resulting in CO2 emissions of 107 g/km. The sedan accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds and clocks a top speed of 237 km/h.
The ongoing development of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology has endowed the new BMW 530d with added dynamism and efficiency. With output peaking at 265 hp at 4,000 rpm (+7 hp) and formidable maximum torque of 620 Nm (+60 Nm) from 2,000 – 2,500 rpm, the straight-6 engine outstrips the model it replaces by some margin. Yet despite its impressive performance figures, the BMW 530d makes do with 4.5 litres of fuel per 100 km (62.8 mpg imp) on average, equating to CO2 emissions of 118 g/km. This represents a reduction of over 12% compared to its predecessor. The new BMW 530d completes the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 5.7 seconds, and its top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class has already launched the E-Class range in Malaysia. This 10th generation business saloon delivers stylish highlights with its distinct, emotive design and high-grade interior. New E-Class also marks the world premiere of numerous technical innovations. They enable comfortable, safe driving on a new level plus a new dimension in driver assistance – among other things. Complete with infotainment and control systems offering an all‑new experience.
The new E 250 Avantgarde Line
The E 250 with Avantgarde Line is identifiable by a sports radiator grille with a large Mercedes star as its centrepiece, which gives the exterior a more dynamic and sportier look. The car comes with 19-inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels.
The new E 250 Exclusive Line
The Exclusive Line represents a modern interpretation of luxury that is typical of Mercedes-Benz. Refined details, such as the upgraded front bumper specific to this line with chrome trim elements, differentiate it from the other design and equipment lines. The radiators trim with 3 louvres and radiator grille with a three-dimensional frame and the Mercedes star on the bonnet suit the classical design perfectly.
The current E-Class (CBU) range is as below:
|Model||Engine size / kw/hp||(OTR w/o Insurance)|
Price is inclusive of GST
|E 200 Avantgarde Line||1991cc / 135kW / 184hp||RM 395,888|
|E 250 Avantgarde Line||1991cc / 155kW / 211hp||RM 420,888|
|E 250 Exclusive Line||1991cc / 155kW / 211hp||RM 425,888|