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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 Review

New 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2019 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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New 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 450

2019 Mercedes-Benz
SL 450

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MSRP*
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$80,350
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$89,150
Invoice* $75,529 $83,801
MPG - City 20 20
MPG - Hwy 26 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 V-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 Mercedes-Benz SL 450 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz SL 450 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450. 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 SL 450 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz SL 450. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, 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 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz SL 450, 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 SL 450.