Mercedes-Benz and BMW can match each other car for car in every segment. For the E-Class, the direct rival is actually the BMW 5-Series, but for 2017, the E-Class has no issue keeping up with the 6-Series, which is actually positioned to compete against the Mercedes-Benz CLS. What makes the E-Class a contender in this fight? It's the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® E 43 Sedan. With an affordable price, a powerful engine, and one of the most advanced interiors in automotive history, the E-Class is the car to beat this year.
The biggest difference between these two luxury sedans is the size. The 6-Series is three inches longer than the competing E-Class. It is also an inch wider, but surprisingly, the E-Class is three inches taller than the BMW. This means the BMW 6-Series offers more leg room, but the E-Class provides more head room, canceling out each other's comfort advantage.
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® E 43 Sedan
2017 BMW 640i Gran Coupe
|3.0L V6 Biturbro||Engine||3.0L Twin Turbo I6|
|296 HP||Horsepower||315 HP|
|384 lb-ft||Torque||330 lb-ft|
|4.5 Seconds||0-60||5.4 Seconds|
The biggest advantage that the E-Class has in this scenario is Mercedes-Benz AMG® performance. Both vehicles use a 3.0L V6, but the parallel biturbo setup in the Mercedes-Benz offers more power and torque than the sequential twin turbo setup in the BMW. The E-Class also features a 9-speed transmission where the BMW only has eight speeds. In terms of performance, this means the E-Class can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds. It takes the BMW 5.4 seconds to do the same thing, almost a full second behind.
Since the very beginning, Mercedes-Benz has been able to crank out more power and more efficiency than its competitors with less displacement. Of course, AMG® is responsible for this magic, but when you combine this with the semi-autonomous Mercedes-Benz DRIVE PILOT® and DYNAMIC SELECT® driving modes, you can't ignore the overbearing utility of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® E 43 Sedan. If you have any questions about why the E-Class is a perfect substitute for the BMW 6-Series, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today for a tour.
*European model shown