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2021 BMW M340 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

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2021 BMW
M340

MSRP*: $54,700 to $56,700
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $73,800
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Invoice* $51,370 to $53,230 $69,372
MPG - City 22 - 23 MPG 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 17.0 ft3 13.1 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 382 hp 429 hp
Exterior Length 185.7 in 195.2 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 35.8 in
Head Room Front 38.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 37.9 in
Rear 38.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW M340 than in the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, due to the BMW M340's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, the BMW M340 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW M340, making it more convenient to drive.

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 M340 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 M340 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW M340 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the BMW M340, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Handling
The BMW M340 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW M340 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the BMW M340 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M340 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW M340 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Warranty
The BMW M340 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.