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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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MSRP*
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$41,100 to $43,100
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$81,650
Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 $76,751
MPG - City 21 - 23 20
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 4 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 230 than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The BMW 230 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 230 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the BMW 230 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 230 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 230, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Drivetrain
The BMW 230 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The BMW 230 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Warranty
The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.