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2020 BMW Z4 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

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2020 BMW
Z4

MSRP*: $49,700 to $63,700
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $81,650
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Invoice* $46,720 to $59,740 $76,751
MPG - City 24 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 9.9 ft3 9.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 255 - 382 hp 429 hp
Exterior Length 170.7 in 190.6 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear info not available
Info not available
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear info not available
Front 40.7 in
Rear 36.4 in
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
The BMW Z4 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 Z4 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 Z4 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 Z4 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW Z4 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. If you go with the BMW Z4, 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 Z4 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 Z4 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.

Powertrain
The BMW Z4 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The BMW Z4 has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, making the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW Z4 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Warranty
The BMW Z4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.