2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 vs. Porsche Panamera 4S
Track-infused performance and razor-sharp handling is no longer limited to two-door, two-seat coupes thanks to models like the Mercedes-AMG GT 53. Combining breathtaking styling and inspired technology, the AMG GT family has grown to deliver an unrivaled experience for not only the driver – but also three fortunate passengers. Offering the perfect blend of exhilaration and everyday functionality, these types of performance four-door coupes provide drivers with the best of both worlds. To help prove how the AMG GT 53 is the premier choice in the segment, we’ve assembled this comparison against one of its biggest rivals – the Porsche Panamera 4S.
Mercedes-AMG GT 53 vs Porsche Panamera 4S
|2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 53||VS||2022 Porsche Panamera 4S|
|3.0L AMG-enhanced inline-6 turbo with EQ boost and electric auxiliary compressor ✓||Engine Type||2.9L twin-turbo V6|
|20 ✓||City MPG||18|
|9 ✓||Transmission Speeds||8|
|Standard ✓||Speed-Sensitive Steering||Optional|
|Standard ✓||Blind Spot Monitoring||Optional|
|Standard ✓||Automatic Parking Assistant||Not Available|
|ECall Emergency System, integrated ✓||Emergency SOS System||Not Available|
|Mercedes me connect smart device ✓||Remote Start||Not Available|
|Power Tilt/Telescoping ✓||Steering Wheel Adjustments||Manual Tilt/Telescoping|
|Power 12-Way including Power 4-Way Lumbar ✓||Front Seats||Power 8-Way, lumber optional|
|14 ✓||Number of Speakers||10|
Looking first at the starting prices of both the AMG GT 53 and the Panamera 4S, the Mercedes-Benz has a sizeable $6,000 price advantage over the Porsche. If you’re thinking that this extra money will get you more from the Panamera 4S, you’re in for a surprise.
The AMG GT 53 is powered by a sophisticated 3.0L AMG-enhanced inline-6 turbo with EQ boost and electric auxiliary compressor, giving you the perfect balance of performance and efficiency. While larger in size than the 2.9L found on the Porsche, the AMG GT 53 manages to deliver greater city fuel economy than the Panamera 4S. A more advanced 9-speed automatic transmission and speed-sensitive steering provide greater response and driver engagement behind the wheel of the AMG GT 53.
Since even the most talented drivers need a helping hand from time to time, Mercedes-Benz equips the AMG GT 53 with a comprehensive collection of driver-assistive safety technologies you won’t find at Porsche. Standard blind spot monitoring, automatic parking assistant, and the ECall emergency system are examples of useful features that you’ll enjoy with the AMG GT 53. These great technologies are either costly options or not available at all on the Porsche Panamera 4S.
In terms of comfort and convenience, the clear favorite is the AMG GT 53. Using standard Mercedes me connect and your compatible smart device, you’re able to pre-heat or pre-cool the interior thanks to its remote start system. When it comes to finding your ideal driving position, you’ll have a much easier time with the standard power tilt/telescoping steering column of the AMG GT 53. Front seat passengers will receive more adjustability along with standard lumbar support for increased comfort. Lastly, a greater number of speakers gives you a superior listening experience inside the Mercedes-AMG GT 53.
Winner – Mercedes-AMG GT 53
Now that the results have been tallied, the clear winner of this competitive comparison is the Mercedes-AMG GT 53. The Porsche Panamera 4S is simply unable to match the performance features, value, cutting-edge technology, safety innovations, and premium comfort amenities of the AMG GT 53. If you’re ready to experience all that the AMG GT 53 has to offer, our team at Mercedes-Benz of Easton is standing by to introduce you and answer any questions you have regarding the impressive AMG model lineup.