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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 BMW 230 Review

New 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2019 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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MSRP*
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$80,350
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$41,100 to $43,100
Invoice* $75,529 $38,725 to $40,585
MPG - City 20 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 26 31 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-4
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 230 than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 as you will with the BMW 230, 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). The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW 230, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 and the BMW 230 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is much wider than the BMW 230, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW 230.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the BMW 230.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a significantly larger turning radius than the BMW 230, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a much more powerful engine than the BMW 230. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 and the BMW 230. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 230, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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