Some call them executive sedans, others know them as midsize luxury cars-but the 2021 BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are unquestionably on top of their game this model year. We want to show our Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood, Tennessee, readers what these cars offer.

Are you ready to reach for the next level of technology, engineering, and style? Compare your options, choose your dream ride, and drop us a line at BMW of Nashville to explore even more!

The 5 Series & E-Class Compete in Performance

Take authority into your own hands on the streets. The 2021 5 Series and E-Class sedans will help you do it, and their engines go toe to toe in a fierce competition. So, which one perfects its performance?

The base trim levels are well-matched. Their turbo 4-cylinder engines crank out roughly 250 horsepower each for plenty of pep. As you scale the available engines, though, and reach all the performance-tuned trim levels, the BMW 5 Series takes a clear lead over its Mercedes-Benz competitor.

The BMW M550i xDrive Sedan sees an awesome 523 horsepower from its TwinPower Turbo V8, wildly outpacing the comparable AMG E 53 Sedan (429 horsepower). From brakes to suspension systems, the two performance trims have sport-tuned features for more dynamic driving.

Where Form Meets Function: An Inspired Interior

If you're looking for advanced tech in your luxury car, the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class can deliver. Every feature you could possibly want can be added to these sports sedans, from a digital gauge cluster to an infotainment system controllable by touch, voice, and gesture.

When you slide inside, you expect a certain experience. The BMW favors space and the Mercedes-Benz puts its sensuality on full display, but both offer classy materials and thoughtful designs. You can select from available wood and metal accents, as well as fine leathers-Nappa and Dakota in the BMW.

Want to add a little extra luster? Equip your 5 Series with the optional ceramic controls. Give your iDrive Controller, gear shifter, and audio controls a deep Black-glazed finish you won't find in the E-Class.

BMW 5 Series & Mercedes-Benz E-Class: MPGe  

Ready to ride the plug-in hybrid wave? The 2021 5 Series has been in the game for many years, though a PHEV version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is expected in the near future.

At the time of this writing, it's only the 5 Series that has a plug-in hybrid variant available. Dubbed the BMW 530e, it features an all-electric range of up to 21 miles! That means, for short commutes and all your errands around town, you can drive emissions-free.

We look forward to reviewing the E-Class plug-in hybrid when it reaches the U.S. market.

Which Is Better: Mercedes-Benz E-Class or BMW 5 Series?

Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood, TN, drivers will discover so much to love about the 2021 BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Both offer cutting-edge performance and power.

Still, in crucial ways, the 5 Series takes the lead over its competitor. If you want to see this luxury sports sedan in action, schedule your test drive today at BMW of Nashville!

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