2019 Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG vs. Porsche Panamera vs BMW 640 Gran Coupe

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Luxury sedans have long been regarded for their elegant design, luxurious interiors, cutting-edge technology, and advanced safety features. However, more and more buyers are demanding impressive performance features to add a dose of exhilaration to their daily commutes. Mercedes-Benz AMG models have built their reputation on combining track-inspired power with meticulous craftsmanship and bespoke design. To illustrate how Mercedes-Benz AMG continues to set the benchmark for performance luxury vehicles, we’ve taken the time to compare the AMG E 53 Sedan against two of its biggest rivals – the Porsche Panamera and BMW 640 Gran Coupe. Once you see the results, you’ll quickly understand why the most discerning drivers continue to choose Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG Sedan vs Porsche Panamera

 Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG Sedan
Porsche Panamera
2019 Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG Sedan VS 2019 Porsche Panamera Base
$72,550 ✓ Starting MSRP $86,300
429 / 384 ✓ Horsepower / Torque 330 / 331
21 / 28 / 24 MPG (city/hwy/combined) 21 / 28 / 24
9 ✓ Transmission Speeds 8
AWD ✓ Drivetrain RWD
5 ✓ Seating Capacity 4
Power ✓ Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel Adjustments Manual
Standard ✓ Driver & Passenger Lumbar Support Optional
13 ✓ Number of Speakers 10
Standard ✓ Blind Spot Monitoring Optional
Standard ✓ Brake Assist Optional

First to challenge the E 53 AMG Sedan is the Porsche Panamera. Even in its most basic trim level, the Panamera is $13,750 more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz. It only gets worse for Porsche the further you look.

The E 53 AMG boasts 99 more horsepower and 53 lb-ft more torque than the Panamera, making it the clear choice for drivers searching for maximum thrills. Perhaps even more impressive, it’s also able to match the Panamera across all three fuel economy measurements despite its significant power advantage. A more sophisticated 9-speed automatic transmission certainly helps save fuel while offering increased response. The standard all-wheel drive system of the Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG helps you stay in control across all types of weather conditions and is certainly superior to the rear-wheel drive setup of the Porsche Panamera.

The advantages continue when you compare the interiors of both sedans. The Panamera can only seat 4 passengers, 1 less than the E 53 AMG. Helping you find your ideal driving position, Mercedes-Benz includes standard power tilt and telescoping steering wheel adjustments. A total of 13 speakers from the standard Burmester audio system provides a superior listening experience for all. Lastly, the Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG Sedan comes standard with blind spot monitoring and a brake assist system. Each of these technologies provide a helping hand when you need it the most. You’ll have to pay even more to receive these great features on the Porsche Panamera.

Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG Sedan vs BMW 640 Gran Coupe

Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG Sedan White
BMW 640i Gran Coupe
2019 Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG Sedan VS 2019 BMW 640i Gran Coupe xDrive
$72,550 ✓ Starting MSRP $84,500
429 / 384 ✓ Horsepower / Torque 315 / 330
21 / 28 / 24 ✓ MPG (city/hwy/combined) 19 / 28 / 22
9 ✓ Transmission Speeds 8
19 inches ✓ Wheel Size 18 inches
Open & Close ✓ Power Trunk Opening Not Available
Driver & Passenger ✓ Seat Memory Driver Only
13 ✓ Number of Speakers 9
38.2 / 35.8 inches ✓ Rear Headroom/Legroom 37 / 35.3 inches
Standard ✓ Blind Spot Monitoring Optional
21 gallons ✓ Fuel Tank Capacity 18 gallons

The next challenger to face off against the Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG Sedan is the BMW 640i Gran Coupe. As we saw in the previous matchup, the Mercedes-Benz offers an $11,950 lower MSRP than the BMW. Let’s see how far the extra savings gets you with the E 53 AMG Sedan.

Comparing performance figures, the BMW is no match for the tremendous power of the Mercedes-Benz. You’ll enjoy 114 more horsepower and 54 additional lb-ft of torque when you choose the E 53 AMG Sedan. In addition to greater power, the Mercedes-Benz has superior city and combined fuel economy ratings while matching the highway rating of the BMW. A standard 9-speed automatic transmission helps maximize fuel economy and increase response. 3 additional gallons of fuel tank capacity helps you go the distance.

Standard 19-inch wheels help give you a more commanding stance on the road compared to the 18-inch wheels found on the 640i Gran Coupe. A power open and closing trunk lid helps make accessing the cargo area virtually effortless. Standard memory functions for both the driver and front passenger helps both stay comfortable while a greater number of speakers improves your audio experience. Rear seat occupants will prefer the E 53 AMG Sedan as well thanks to its greater headroom and legroom dimensions. Lastly, standard blind spot monitoring takes the guesswork out of changing lanes on the highway.

Winner – Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG Sedan

Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG Sedan

Now that the results have been tallied, the winner of this competitive comparison is the Mercedes-Benz E 53 AMG Sedan. The competition from Porsche and BMW simply cannot measure up to the pulse-pounding performance, exceptional value, groundbreaking safety features, and impeccable luxury offered by Mercedes-Benz AMG models. Ready to experience the exhilaration for yourself? Our team at Mercedes-Benz of Easton is standing by to introduce you to the AMG model lineup.