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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 Review

New 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53

2019 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

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New 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL 550

2019 Mercedes-Benz
SL 550

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MSRP*
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$80,350
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$113,550
Invoice* $75,529 $106,737
MPG - City 20 17
MPG - Hwy 26 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 V-8
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 550 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 Mercedes-Benz SL 550, 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). Based on MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz SL 550. 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 550 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz SL 550. 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 550.

Drivetrain
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 has less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, 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 550, 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 550.