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

MSRP*: $81,650
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
S-Class

MSRP*: $138,600
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Invoice* $76,751 $130,284
MPG - City 20 MPG 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 9.5 ft3 12.4 ft3
Engine Inline-6 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 429 hp 463 hp
Exterior Length 190.6 in 198.9 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Info not available Info not available
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 37.7 in
Rear 37.6 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
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.

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

Powertrain
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.

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.