Comparison - Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS 450 4MATIC 2019 - vs - BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive 2019

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Average Price: 
$
71,700
Updated: 
20 Feb 2019
61,250
Updated: 
04 Sep 2018
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.10gals
18.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
designo Selenite Grey Magno
#4a4e51
designo Diamond White Metallic
#ede4d7
Ruby Black Metallic
#16040d
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#a02c32
Selenite Grey Metallic
#616362
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Iridium Silver Metallic
#a5a5a5
Black
#000000
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#e1e0de
Color: 
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Mediterranean Blue Metallic
#213955
Imperial Blue Metallic
#292f3d
Cashmere Silver Metallic
#a39e98
Bluestone Metallic
#656c70
Jet Black
#000000
Alpine White
#ffffff
Glacier Silver Metallic
#c8c8c8
Atlas Cedar Metallic
#88887e
Almandine Brown Metallic
#4c4238
Azurite Black Metallic
#000d31
Carbon Black Metallic
#171c24
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Rhodonite Silver Metallic
#bfbbbc
Champagne Quartz Metallic
#746e67
Jatoba Brown Metallic
#605953
Mineral White Metallic
#eaeaea

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class ranked #5 in Luxury Large Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 11 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Supple ride
Posh interior
Supportive seats
Lots of user-friendly tech

Cons
Some competitors are more athletic
Roofline limits rear-seat headroom and rearward visibility

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is all-new.New styling, engines and interior.Part of the third CLS-Class generation introduced for 2019.

Pros
Impressive array of available powertrains
Long list of available advanced safety features
Pleasing balance of handling performance and comfort
Sleek exterior and impeccable interior

Cons
Rear headroom is limited by the sloping roofline
Lacks Mercedes' latest MBUX system

By: 
edmunds.com

Look beyond the evolutionary looks; the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has one heck of a hybrid powertrain.

Pros
Stunning profile
Smooth and powerful new inline-6 engines
Gorgeous interior
Beautifully equipped

Cons
Amounts to a pricey rear pillar
Still tight inside compared to an E-Class
Price skyrockets with options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Midsize luxury sedans have a difficult task to complete. Discerning buyers expect high levels of refinement, performance, technology and prestige that few other cars can match. Pleasingly, the 2019 BMW 5 Series rises to meet the challenge.

Pros
Wide range of powerful and relatively efficient engines
A host of innovative features and leading-edge technology
Interior quarters are quiet and comfortable
Generous trunk capacity

Cons
Some interior materials are a bit below segment standards
Evolutionary styling doesn't stand out in a crowded class

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 BMW 5-Series ranked #1 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the BMW 5-Series has a score of 9.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Agile handling and smooth ride
Long features list
Large trunk

Cons
More expensive than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
inline
6
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
330ft-lbs
at 1 380rpm
Horsepower: 
362hp
at 5 500rpm
335hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
40.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
tilt and telescopic steering wheel
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.10in
194.60in
Width: 
74.40in
73.50in
Height: 
55.30in
58.20in
Ground Clearance: 
3.70in
5.50in
Wheel Base: 
115.70in
117.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
36.90
38.80
Rear Head Room: 
35.90
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.90in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
35.00in
36.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
58.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
55.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4255.00lbs
4072.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
10 -way power driver seat
leather
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
driver seat thigh extension
12 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
sport front seats
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
leather
12 -way power driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
folding with pass-thru center armrest
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
folding with pass-thru center armrest
rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension
four-wheel independent suspension, ,

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
memory card slot
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
205 watts stereo output
USB connection
12 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 9.0 In.
18 x 8.0 in
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
alloy wheels
245/45R18 tires
18 x 8.0 in. wheels
Run flat tires
alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
blind spot warning accident avoidance system
pre-collision safety system
brake drying
emergency braking preparation
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
adaptive headlights
LED headlamp
Rear door child safety locks
cornering lights
Turn signal mirrors
stability control
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
auto delay off headlamps
tire pressure monitoring
pre-collision safety system
brake drying
self-leveling headlights
emergency braking preparation
front fog/driving lights
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
child seat anchors
Emergency braking assist
adaptive headlights
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
LED headlamp
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

Options

Packages: 
Warmth and Comfort Package
AMG Line
ENERGIZING Comfort Package
Driver Assistance Package
Premium Package
Exterior Lighting Package
Parking Assist Package
Luxury Seating Package
Premium Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Lighting Package
M Sport Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke
Wheel Locks
19" 5-Spoke
20" AMG Multispoke
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Soft Close Doors
19" V-Spoke Wheels w/Mixed Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" V-Spoke Wheels w/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
18" Double-Spoke Wheels w/Non Run-Flat All-Season Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Wheels w/Mixed Performance Run-Flat Tires
Power Tailgate
20" V-Spoke Wheels w/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Space-Saver Spare
19" M Double-Spoke Wheels w/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Interior Options: 
Head-Up Display
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
115V A/C Power Outlet
Active Multicontour Front Seats w/Massage
Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound System
Ventilated Front Seats
Digital Instrument Cluster
Rear Seat Entertainment System Pre-Wiring
Heated Steering Wheel
Power Rear-Window Sunshade
Illuminated Door Sills
Acoustic Comfort Package
SiriusXM Radio with 6-Month All Access trial
Rapid Heating Feature For Front Seats
Multi-Contour Seats
Power Rear Sunshade w/Manual Rear Side Window Shades
Leather Dashboard
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Head-up Display
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Front and Rear Heated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Ceramic Controls
Heated Front Seats
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
WiFi Hotspot

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
designo Macchiato Beige/Titian Red Nappa, premium leather
#cdc9c9
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey Nappa, premium leather
#d9d1ce
designo Black/Titanium Grey Pearl Nappa, premium leather
#000000
Magma Grey/Espresso Brown Nappa, premium leather
#595961
Macchiato Beige/Magma Grey, leather
#d9d1ce
Black, leather
#000000
Magma Grey/Espresso Brown, leather
#595961
Marsala Brown/Espresso Brown, leather
#66575c
Marsala Brown/Espresso Brown Nappa, premium leather
#66575c
Black, premium leather
#000000
Color: 
Canberra Beige/Black Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#d9d3c7
Cognac Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#9c745b
Black Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, premium leather
#000000
Night Blue Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#4d5057
Smoke White/Black Full Merino, premium leather
#d3d0cb
Caramel/Black Full Merino, premium leather
#967957
Tartufo Full Merino, premium leather
#967957
Black Dakota w/Blue Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#000000
Mocha Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, premium leather
#5a5653
Ivory White Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, premium leather
#d7d8d2
Black Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#000000
Ivory White Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#cfceca