2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2017 BMW 4 Series
The 2017 Mercedes E-Class is the 10th-generation model of the esteemed nameplate, offering an exquisitely crafted design, a high-end interior and excellent performance. The new E-Class also offers a number of groundbreaking technical innovations, enabling enhanced comfort, a new level of safe driving and a new dimension in driver assistance. See how the E-Class sedan measures up against the competition in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2017 BMW 4 Series comparison.
One of the aforementioned innovations is the new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, which comes standard on all 2017 E-Class models. This advanced transmission enables both fast gearshifts and low engine revs while cruising, which provides improvements in both efficiency and interior noise levels. The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 430i only offers an eight-speed transmission. The new transmission in the E-Class is paired with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which generates 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Further enhancing the performance of the E-Class is its standard steel-spring suspension, which offers agile driving pleasure on twisting roads as well as the highest level of ride comfort in the segment. Alternatively, the new E-Class can be equipped with a multi-chamber air suspension at all corners — the only car in its segment to offer this option.
|2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 Sedan||VS||2017 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 430i|
|Nine-speed automatic||Transmission||Eight-speed automatic|
|Available||Power Sunshade for Roof||No|
What are the advantages of the E-Class over the 4 Series?
Another advantage that the E-Class has over the 4 Series is its cutting-edge driver assistance and safety systems. It comes standard with the groundbreaking PRE-SAFE Sound, which emits a short interference signal through the vehicle's sound system if the risk of a collision is detected. This signal can trigger the natural reflex and thus prepare the occupants' ears for the expected sound of the accident. With the standard Active Brake Assist, the driver is warned of impending crash situations, receiving just the right level of support during emergency braking and, if necessary, the brakes are automatically applied. Additional standard equipment includes ATTENTION ASSIST with adjustable sensitivity, which can warn the driver of inattentiveness and drowsiness, and Crosswind Assist, which can assist the driver by substantially mitigating the effects of strong crosswinds to prevent the vehicle from drifting too far off track.
One of the greatest strengths of the 2017 E-Class is its state-of-the-art interior. It offers an available next-generation high-resolution display, with a wide navigation display screen diagonal of 12.3 inches — a first in this segment, and a traditional gauge cluster behind the steering wheel, all integrated into one casing. The new E-Class features another automotive first — touch-sensitive control buttons on the steering wheel. Like a smartphone interface, the touch control buttons respond precisely to horizontal and vertical swiping movements, allowing the driver to control the entire infotainment system without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. And for exquisite sound, the Mercedes-Benz Frontbass system delivers a unique listening experience, utilizing space in the cross-member and side member of the body structure as a resonance chamber for the bass speakers.
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