2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

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MSRP*
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$81,650
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$138,600
Invoice* $76,751 $130,284
MPG - City 20 17
MPG - Hwy 26 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 V-8
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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz S-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. 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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.