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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 BMW Z4 Review

New 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2019 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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New 2020 BMW Z4

2020 BMW
Z4

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MSRP*
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$80,350
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$49,700 to $63,700
Invoice* $75,529 $46,720 to $59,740
MPG - City 20 24
MPG - Hwy 26 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity 4 2
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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 as you will with the BMW Z4, 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 Z4, 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 Z4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is about the same width as the BMW Z4. 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 Z4.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW Z4.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a larger turning radius than the BMW Z4, making it slightly 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 Z4. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 offers greater seating capacity than the BMW Z4, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has less cargo capacity than the BMW Z4, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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