Born a year ago, the all-new Mercedes E-Class promises to be more sporty and accomplished than ever. Meanwhile, BMW doesn’t stand still and fights back with the new 5 Series, which, coincidence or not, is said to be the perfect blend of comfort and agility. Have we finally reached the point of convergence between the two business class leaders? FIRST COMPARISON TEST with the top petrol six-cylinder versions (non AMG or M), Mercedes E 400 4Matic and BMW 540i xDrive. The business class or large executive sedan segment is virtually synonymous with the Mercedes E-Class. Launched in 1953, the E-Class is now in its tenth generation. The general consensus is that Mercedes holds the crown for best comfort in class, while BMW is the uncontested sporty reference. Until now. Mercedes has radically changed its E-Class, going to great lengths in order to match BMW’s legendary dynamic prowess. Everything is new, from the engines and advanced technologies on board to the modular MRA (modular rear-drive architecture) platform, which brings a lower weight and an ideal front/rear mass distribution, all in the name of new-found agility. In the other corner, BMW has also renewed its 5 Series from the ground up, adopting… Read full this story
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