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2012 BMW 5-Series Hybrid 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
   
Sedan
  • Sedan
E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Sport Sedan
  • E350 Luxury BlueTEC Sedan
  • E350 Sport BlueTEC Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E550 4MATIC Sport Sedan

Prices

MSRP $60,950 $50,490  
Invoice $56,075 $46,956
Avg. Paid $39,205 $32,742

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 9.0  
Critics' Rating 7.7 9.2
Performance 8.0 8.4
Interior 8.0 8.4
Operating Cost 8.0 7.3
Safety 10.0 10.0
Reliability 3.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful hybrid drivetrain
  • Linear brake feel
  • Exceptional reliability rating
  • Lavish interior
  • Powerful V6 and V8 engines
  • Spacious rear seat
 
Cons
  • Small trunk
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Worse fuel economy than base non-hybrid 5-Series
  • Not as sporty as some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas/Electric I6 3.0L/182 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 23 City / 30 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4dr Sedan Sedan  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 116.9 113.1  
Length, Overall (in) 193.1 191.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 75.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard  
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4365 4045  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Optional
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.5 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 56.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.2 15.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional  
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Night Vision Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard  
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas/Electric I6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 335 @ 5800 302 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 330 @ 1300-5000 273 @ 3500-5250
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Turning diameter - TBD - 36.2

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 23.5

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional  
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double-Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Integral-V Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.