BMW 5 Series vs. Mercedes Benz E Class vs. 2015 Audi A6
The modern luxury sedan fills many needs from today’s opinionated consumers, and is an extremely competitive market among well-known luxury brands like BMW. It is a vehicle that is suitable for the entire world, and used for everything from mundane commutes to work to extravagant outings to concourses in the Italian Alps. A sedan is optimally designed to be comfortable, safe, luxurious, technologically advanced, and reliable, while providing a feeling of sportiness and exclusivity. Here at Bill Jacobs BMW, we understand the importance of a sedan being not only dependable and stylish, but having the ability to stand out from the crowd.
The worldwide demand for large luxury sedans has required the marque German automobile manufacturers of BMW, Mercedes, and Audi to create their own interpretation of what the optimal touring sedan should be. When comparing sedans from these 3 brands, how do you know which one is best for your world? We’ve broken down the similarities and differences between the Mercedes Benz E Class, 2015 Audi A6 and the BMW 5 Series.
Mercedes Benz E Class
The fourth generation E Class debuted in 2010, and received variants in 2011 of the wagon and the E250 Bluetec Diesel. The E Class lineup does have many offerings for consumers, and all of them come complete with a Mercedes price tag.
Performance is variable between the entry level E350’s 302 horsepower gasoline powered V6 engine is respectable running 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds, and the E63 AMG S-model’s Twin Turbo V8 that drops down the sprint to an astounding 3.5seconds.
For Luxury offerings, many drivers dwell on the lack of refined details that the non-conforming seats, and complicated info-tainment system. With a luxury class vehicle, expectations are higher when it comes to evaluations, and some have referred to the E Class lineup as falling short of their traditional luxury expectations with regards to the overall craftsmanship and engineering.
2015 Audi A6 and S6
The new 2015 Audi A6 and S6 enter the marketplace with only mild refreshment over the previous year. With updated styling cues to the front and rear bumpers and front grills. Engine choices remain the same in the North American market with a 2 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder, a supercharged 3litre V6, and a turbo V6 diesel in the A6 and a full 4litre V8 in the S6.
The A6 has received good safety marks, without any substantial alterations over its lifetime. Pricing for the new Audi is anticipated to increase from the previous year’s model which seems unnecessary considering the few improvements that will be made to the new model. Overall, the new Audi A6 doesn’t feel very inspired or exciting, and seems to be missing out on the innovative technology and components that have come to be expected from a new luxury vehicle.
BMW 5 Series
The BMW 5 Series lineup has the most versatility of the segment, offering a variety of configurations for consumers looking for a vehicle that need to fulfill their particular needs.
Two distinct body configurations are available, a standard sedan, and the Gran Turismo. Featuring a standard rear wheel drive configuration for the driving enthusiast, with optional all wheel drive. The buyer also has the choice of five different engines, a 2 litre turbocharged four-cylinder, 3litre gasoline powered turbocharged V6, 3litre diesel powered turbocharged V6, a twin turbocharged 4.4 litre 445 horsepower V8, and a spectacular 560 horsepower twin turbocharged 4.4litre V8. Yes, he BMW 5 series has an option to cater to every driver.
The current 5 series displays a more familiar appearance than in past models, with body lines similar to the other sedans in the BMW family. Visually, the 2015 BMW 5 series makes a return to the more classic styling of BMW, while simultaneously pushing toward the future with exterior technological advancements with the halo headlights and aerodynamically efficient front bumpers.
The BMW 5-Series is a vehicle designed to fill all of the needs for a discriminating buyer. From performance, to space requirements and everything in-between, BMW 5 Series lineup sets itself apart from its competitors by being exactly what the owner desires and nothing less.
If you are interested in learning more about the BMW 5-Series, or any other vehicle in the BMW family, please visit our showroom. Bill Jacobs BMW located at 2495 Aurora Ave, here in Naperville and see the variety of options available with the BMW 5 Series today!