New breed of exec models go head to head in 2009
13 December 2007

BMW and Mercedes-Benz are set for one of their biggest showdowns when they pitch the next-generation 5-series and E-class models against each other in just over a year’s time. The long-established executive-class offerings represent not only a large chunk of annual sales, but also provide the starting point for image-led models such as the 6-series and CLS. But the next step for the all-important big execs is not only levels of refinement and performance, but also how green they are. We've got all the details on what you can expect from the new E-class and 5-series when they arrive in 2009, so follow the links below to see our images and find out all about the executive car revolution.

Next Mercedes E-Class – Not just for the older generations

BMW 5-series – New turbocharged V8 engine, but still green

Greg Kable

Image by DeLusi

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