Sedan BMW 5 Series
E-segment (or executive cars) is defined by European Commission as the fifth segment in European market car classification. It approximately corresponds to Full-size car and Mid-size luxury car segment in North America, or Executive car in British English terminology.
These cars are usually denoted for their length (equal to or above 5,000 mm) and luxury interior styling.
Mercedes E Class
Leaving sportiness to its rivals, the E-class caters to those who’d rather waft along in the lap of luxury. The quiet and supremely comfortable cabin features a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 241-hp 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder provides adequate power and pairs with a nine-speed automatic with either rear- or all-wheel drive. Automated emergency braking and other safety tech like lane-keeping assist and a semi-autonomous driving mode are optional. (see at CarandDrive)
BMW 5 series
The luxury cabin is nice, but a lively chassis is what gives BMW’s 5-series an edge over softer rivals. A pair of turbo engines—a 248-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 335-hp 3.0-liter inline-six—power the rear or all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic. The posh interior does its best 7-series impression with 16-way-power-adjustable front seats, a 10.3-inch infotainment system with nav, and available Gesture Control, which used to be a 7-series exclusive. Apple CarPlay is (see at CarandDrive)
With a lithe chassis and muscular powertrains, the XF combines graceful moves with a powerful punch. A 180-hp turbo-diesel four is the base engine; a 340- or 380-hp supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 is optional. An eight-speed automatic pairs with rear- or all-wheel drive. A standard 8.0-inch touchscreen can be upgraded to a 10.2-inch HD touchscreen. The back seat and trunk are roomy. Steering is obedient and handling competent; the XF is quick, quiet, and spacious—everything a sports sedan should be. (see at CarandDrive)