2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible Review

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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $81,650
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2021 MINI
MINI-Convertible

MSRP*: $27,400 to $38,400
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Invoice* $76,751 $25,410 to $35,530
MPG - City 20 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 MPG 32 - 37 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 9.5 ft3 7.6 ft3
Engine Inline-6 I-3, Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 429 hp 134 - 228 hp
Exterior Length 190.6 in 151.1 - 152.5 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 68.0 in
Leg Room Info not available Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 39.0 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 MINI MINI-Convertible than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, due to its greater head- and legroom. The MINI MINI-Convertible will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the MINI MINI-Convertible, making it more convenient to drive.

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 MINI MINI-Convertible, 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 Destination Charge for the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is much higher than that for the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 is much wider than the MINI MINI-Convertible, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 MINI MINI-Convertible.

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

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

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 MINI MINI-Convertible. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

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