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4-door feud: BMW 5 Sequence vs Mercedes E-Class

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BMW 5 Sequence vs Mercedes E-Class: Verdict 

If plug-in hybrids have come of age as regards to their powertrains, then they’re nonetheless compromised of their packaging and the way in which they deal with their appreciable kerb weight.

Finally, then, each of those vehicles are compromised: the Mercedes as a result of it makes use of a platform that’s mainly supposed for petrol and diesel vehicles, and the BMW as a result of it makes use of a platform that additionally must accommodate a pure EV within the type of the i5.

It’s very probably each of those vehicles can be much more agreeable with a 3.0-litre diesel engine, whereas nonetheless returning 50mpg with out having to plug it in. However that time is moot, as a result of the authorities have deemed it so.

Would they be higher as EVs? Within the case of the BMW i5 and Mercedes EQE, not likely, however that’s extra right down to the inadequacies of these explicit vehicles – and the upcoming Audi A6 E-tron might effectively shake issues up.

Away from hypotheticals, these two are a logical alternative: good efficiency and luxury, with (principally) elegant interiors, and low operating prices – so long as you plug them in. Which one to decide on?

The basic verdict of ‘Mercedes comfortable, BMW sporty’ doesn’t apply right here, as a result of they’re level-pegging in that space. Ultimately, the Mercedes’ decrease tax will make it barely cheaper to run, however extra importantly it feels just like the extra cohesive, grown-up automobile, one which makes use of its in-cabin tech to make your journey simpler whether or not by navigation or leisure, however with out imposing itself an excessive amount of.

Winner

1st. Mercedes E-Class

A rounded plug-in hybrid with a very good stability of experience, dealing with efficiency and vary. Higher tech and decrease tax get our vote.

2nd. BMW 5 Sequence

An unusually completed hybrid system and performs the sports activities saloon surprisingly effectively, however the experience is overly agency and the tech will get in your nerves.

BMW 5 Sequence vs Mercedes E-Class: Specs 


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