The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan Loeber Mercedes-Benz Chicago, IL

Which is better for drivers in Chicago, IL? The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Vs 2018 BMW 5 Series

How do you know which luxury sedan to choose? With a variety of options on the market, it can be difficult to know which is best for the discerning driver. There are various aspects to consider when you are in a fix and you have to choose one from two or more possibilities. Better look at some expert advice before you make the final decision. And the best way is to test drive on your own all the possibilities you are considering and that will enable you to feel the real difference.

To help you identify which model is best for you in Chicago, IL, we’ve created a comparison of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class against the 2018 BMW 5 Series. Read on to discover the difference in performance, technology, interior features, and safety.

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While the BMW 5 Series offers acceptable horsepower at 456, torque at 258 lb-ft, and gas mileage at 24 MPG city and 34 MPG highway, it pales in comparison to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Here is what the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers you in terms of performance:

  • Available 603 horsepower
  • Available 627 lb-ft torque
  • 4.0L V8 engine available
  • Standard engine with:
    • 22 MPG in the city
    • 30 MPG on the highway
  • Superior ride quality according to US News & World Report
  • Sport brake system
  • Air body control
  • Lowered and Comfort suspension with selective damping system
  • Power steering with direct steer
  • ESP® Dynamic Cornering Assist
  • Four-wheel multi-link suspension
  • Dynamic Select


When it comes to technology, both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 5 Series offer many features, but it is clear that the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is superior. The BMW 5 Series offers a 10-inch touchscreen as well as the Bluetooth® (Bluetooth® is a registered mark Bluetooth SIG, Inc) and device connectivity that you would expect from any new vehicle. Here is where the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class outperforms:

  • 12.3 inch, high resolution, dual display touch screen
  • Voice control
  • Compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Remote Door Lock & Unlock
  • Remote Start
  • Remote Horn & Lights
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Remote Diagnostics
  • Speed Alert
  • E-Navigator (EV/PHEV models)


While the BMW 5 Series does offer a nice interior for the everyday driver, there is really no comparison between it and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in terms of luxury. The BMW 5 Series does offer a lot in terms of cargo space, with 18.7 cubic feet, but overall the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is superior. Continue reading to see the highlights of the top quality 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior:

  • Up to 20.5 cubic feet of cargo space depending on which E-Class you choose
  • Up to 64 cubic feet of space total when seats are folded down
  • Available panoramic sunroof
  • Ranked overall winner in comfort by US News & World Report
  • Ranked overall winner in interior quality by US News & World Report


Both the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class perform well in safety tests. Either vehicle offers average drivers peace of mind. However, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the safest choice. Read on to discover what safety feature the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers:

  • Highest 5-star rating from NHTSA
  • Rated superior by US News & World Report
  • IIHS top safety pick
  • PRESAFE® accident prevention

There are some optional safety features as well that you may want to have a look at:

  • Auto Alarm Notification
  • SOS/Emergency Call
  • Agent-assisted Vehicle Information
  • Crisis Assist
  • Auto Collision Notification
  • Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance
  • Dealer Connect
  • Safe Ride

Why Buy from Us?

Loeber Motors is the tradition for luxury-seekers in Chicago, IL, and has been for decades. We have been a family business for over 80 years, began by Martin Loeber after emigrating from Germany in the 1920s. We have a passion for top-quality vehicles and want to help you connect with the right Mercedes-Benz for you. Our facility is a sprawling 80,000 square-feet, offering you a wide variety of options. Our family welcomes you to join the Mercedes-Benz family and the Loeber Motors family of satisfied luxury car owners.

Come and visit us anytime you want to test drive your favorite 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and we can bet that you’ll love to drive it home right away.

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