The horsepower is a something that most of us take into account at first when buying a car. In this comparison it is the BMW that has by 128 more horsepower in relation to the Mercedes E-Class W124 Sedan 3.6 AMG 272HP. As a result the BMW 5-Series E39 M5 Sedan will reach higher speed. With more horsepower the BMW 5-Series E39 will also provide noticeably better flexiblility in specific gears.
The width of the car influences on passanger's inner room as well as driving stability. The BMW is 4 percent wider in comparison to the Mercedes E-Class W124 Sedan 3.6 AMG 272HP. It is often clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
BMW has 1 percent longer wheelbase in relation to the Mercedes. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also provides more storage space. But, cars having a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter wheelbase.
The BMW 5-Series E39 M5 Sedan 4.9 V8 400HP manual is 1 % longer in comparison to the Mercedes E-Class W124. Long cars have roomy cabin and in most cases provide plenty of trunk space. Although the BMW 5-Series E39 M5 Sedan occurs to be better option for families or those who value comfortable driving, the Mercedes may appeal to city drivers as it will not make problems with parking and will be more maneuverable.
Model release date
Given that the Mercedes E-Class W124 started to be manufactured only 2 years earlier than the BMW 5-Series E39 M5 Sedan 4.9 V8 400HP manual, the distance in technology applied in both cars shouldn’t be really big, however, the BMW might feature slightly more advanced solutions applied in it.
The higher a car is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater capacity of putting massive amount of stuff to it. The difference of 1 mm to the advantage of the BMW 5-Series E39 M5 Sedan 4.9 V8 400HP manual is small and should not be really noticeable.