Mercedes-Benz E 220 CDI vs BMW 520d by Auto Express

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One of the most eagerly awaited boxing matches in the executive E-segment is surely the one between the two recently-facelifted teutonic premium sedans: the Mercedes-Benz E-Class W212 and the BMW 5-Series F10.
While BMW is, as usual, trying to reinvent the wheel by naming its models' facelifts as LCI (Life Cycle Impulse), there's no denying that the 2014 BMW 5 Series sports a mid-life refresh, just as the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is.

The Brits from Auto Express recently decided to pit the two cars against each other in one of the most stereotypical British weather available.

With their knickers probably soaking wet, they chose what in the UK is seen as the primordial company car in both of the two German yards.

The E-Class was chose in E 220 guise, paired with the 7 G-Tronic transmission, while the 5 Series brought its 520d version with a six-speed manual.

We won't spoil much from the comparison, but we'll only say that we don't quite agree with both the results and the motives behind them.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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