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Old 05-03-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
UK Test - BMWs new 5-series vs. the might of Mercedes and Audi - Who Leads the Class
 
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This is a great first victory for the New BMW 5 Series. I look forward to the state side reviews of the 5er US spec trim vs. its US spec Audi and Mercedes rivals. I hope the US magazines and websites like the new 5er as much as Auto Express.

New 5-Series vs rivals


It's time for the latest BMW 5-Series to take on its German peers! The newcomer notched up a maiden victory against the Jaguar XF on the sun-kissed streets of Portugals Atlantic coast in Issue 1,100, but how will it fare against its domestic rivals on the UKs rainswept roads? To find out, weve lined up the cream of the executive saloons.

Facing the BMW 530d SE are the Mercedes E350 CDI and Audi A6 3.0 TDI. All have smooth six-cylinder engines and premium badges. They also come with a vast array of hi-tech options, but which is the best all-rounder in Britain? With a price of 38,670, the 530d is more expensive than its rivals and our test car does without BMWs trick Adaptive Drive chassis technology, which helped to make the launch model such a hit.

All three promise the kind of pace, comfort, luxury and economy which customers demand from cars at this end of the market, so its sure to be a close battle. Join us as we find out which model deserves top billing...

And the verdict is -
We knew the BMW was a class act, but it had to beat the segments biggest sellers before it could confirm its place as our class favorite. In the event, it scored a comfortable victory. The 5-Series isnt revolutionary, yet it looks modern while its cabin provides a winning blend of functionality and style. And even without the firms clever Adaptive Drive chassis tweaks, the 530d delivers driver enjoyment and comfort in equal measure. Yes, our SE model costs more than its rivals here, but the smooth 3.0-litre straight-six provides the cleanest and strongest performance, so its worth the premium. Picking a runner-up was tougher than choosing a winner. The Audi is more expensive than the Mercedes, but comes better equipped. And while the A6 is beginning to show its age, theres no faulting either its build quality or image.
In contrast, the E-Class rides better and its engine is more accomplished. While its cabin lacks the BMWs style, its more spacious than the Audi and faultlessly built so the Merc pips the A6 to second spot.

Source - http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carrevi...vs_rivals.html

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