2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 vs. Porsche Panamera vs BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe
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-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 840 Gran Coupe. Once you see the results, you’ll quickly understand why the most discerning drivers continue to choose Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-AMG E 53 vs Porsche Panamera
|2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Sedan||VS||2022 Porsche Panamera Base|
|$75,000 ✓||Starting MSRP||$92,400|
|429 / 384 ✓||Horsepower / Torque||330 / 331|
|21 / 29 / 24||MPG (city/hwy/combined)||18 / 24 / 20|
|9 ✓||Transmission Speeds||8|
|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 AMG E 53 Sedan is the Porsche Panamera. Even in its most basic trim level, the Panamera is $17,400 more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz. It only gets worse for Porsche the further you look.
The E 53 AMG boasts 104 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 significantly outperform 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 AMG E 53 Sedan. 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 provide a superior listening experience for all. Lastly, the Mercedes-AMG E 53 Sedan comes standard with blind spot monitoring and a brake assist system. Each of these technologies provides 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-AMG E 53 Sedan vs BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe
|2022 Mercedes-AMG E 53 Sedan||VS||2023 BMW 840i Gran Coupe xDrive|
|$75,000 ✓||Starting MSRP||$90,400|
|429 / 384 ✓||Horsepower / Torque||335 / 368|
|Standard ✓||Adaptive Suspension||Not Available|
|9 ✓||Transmission Speeds||8|
|21 / 29 / 24 ✓||MPG (city/hwy/combined)||20 / 27 / 23|
|Standard ✓||Blind-Spot Warning||Not Available|
|Standard ✓||360-Degree Surround View Camera||Rear Camera Only|
|Standard ✓||Automatic Parking System||Not Available|
|Standard ✓||Active Noise Cancellation||Not Available|
|38.2 inches ✓||Rear Headroom||37 inches|
The next challenger to face off against the Mercedes-AMG E 53 Sedan is the BMW 840i Gran Coupe. As we saw in the previous matchup, the Mercedes-Benz offers a $15,400 lower MSRP than the BMW. Let’s see how far the extra savings gets you with the AMG E 53 Sedan.
Comparing performance figures, the BMW is no match for the tremendous power of the Mercedes-Benz. You’ll enjoy 94 more horsepower and 16 additional lb-ft of torque when you choose the AMG E 53 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. Its standard adaptive suspension can automatically adjust between comfort and precision-focused handling based on the situation.
Other premium amenities included as standard on the AMG E 53 Sedan include blind-spot monitoring, a 360-degree surround-view camera, automatic parking system, and active noise cancellation. All of these exceptional features are not available on the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe. Last but not least, the AMG E 53 Sedan delivers greater rear headroom compared to the 8 Series Gran Coupe.
Winner – Mercedes-AMG E 53 Sedan
Now that the results have been tallied, the winner of this competitive comparison is the Mercedes-AMG E 53 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-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.