Check out the December 2012 24 month lease program just released. Something like 73% residual for the 5 series 12K miles/yr.
That said, I drove both and like both for different reasons. Both F body cars feel more isolated than their predecessors. Its a shame, but BMW is going mass market. Maybe the MY14 LCI and "re-worked steering" thats been reported will help the 5 series. I'm not so sure they'll do a complete reversal and try to emulate what Porsche is doing with electric steering, but 5 series drivers may get something more like the way the F30 cars are. Just a guess. We shall see in about 8 months when the first reviews surface.
As far as interior and overall quality, sure the 5 series feels more upscale. I think it always has and should for its extra $.
Last edited by claykin; 12-03-2012 at 06:12 PM.