BMW 5 series 1991 vs Mercedes E class 1993

BMW 5 series
1991 - 1995
Mercedes E class
1993 - 1995
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.5 Petrol2.2 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 192 HP150 HP
Torque: 250 NM210 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.5 seconds10.6 seconds
BMW 5 series is more dynamic to drive.
BMW 5 series engine produces 42 HP more power than Mercedes E class, whereas torque is 40 NM more than Mercedes E class. Thanks to more power BMW 5 series reaches 100 km/h speed 1.1 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 9.68.8
Real fuel consumption: 10.2 l/100km9.2 l/100km
The Mercedes E class is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification BMW 5 series consumes 0.8 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Mercedes E class, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the BMW 5 series could require 120 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, BMW 5 series consumes 1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Mercedes E class.
Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres70 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 830 km in combined cycle790 km in combined cycle
780 km with real consumption760 km with real consumption

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)Rear wheel drive (RWD)


Average engine lifespan: 560'000 km600'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Mercedes E class engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 6 years8 years
Engine spread: Used also on BMW 3 sērijaUsed only for this car
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. BMW 5 series might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.72 m4.74 m
Width: 1.75 m1.74 m
Height: 1.42 m1.43 m
Both cars are similar in size. BMW 5 series is 2 cm shorter than the Mercedes E class, 1 cm wider, while the height of BMW 5 series is 1 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 460 litres520 litres
Mercedes E class has more luggage space.
BMW 5 series has 60 litres less trunk space than the Mercedes E class.
Turning diameter: 11 meters11.2 meters
The turning circle of the BMW 5 series is 0.2 metres less than that of the Mercedes E class.
Gross weight (kg): 2`0801`960
Safety: no datano data
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Mercedes E class has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data BMW 5 series has serious deffects in 15 percent more cases than Mercedes E class, so Mercedes E class quality is probably better
Average price (€): 42002400
Pros and Cons: BMW 5 sērija has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • has 4x4 drive
Mercedes E klase has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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