There’s nothing like two of Germany’s finest vehicles racing on the drag strip. Motoring site Carwow got their hands on a BMW M5 with the Competition Package and a Mercedes AMG E 63 S and put them to the test in a 3-part race.
These 4-door sport sedans couldn’t be more evenly matched. Check out both their specs below:
|Vehicle||BMW M5 Competition||Mercedes-AMG E 63 S|
|Engine||4.4 Litre, Twin-turbo V8||4 Litre, Twin-turbo V8|
|Horsepower||625 hp||612 hp|
|Torque||750 Nm / 553 lbs/ft||815 Nm / 601 lbs/ft|
|Transmission||Automatic + Launch control||Automatic + Launch control|
|0-62 mph time||3.3 s||3.3 s|
|Weight||4,370 lbs||4,200 lbs|
From a performance standpoint, they very very similar. The BMW has a little bit more horsepower and the Mercedes has more torque and is just a tag lighter.
The 3 part race featuring a standing 1/4 mile drag race, a rolling race from 50 mph and a brake test from 70 mph.
The BMW M5 Competition won 2/3 by a marginal difference.
Even though it took the lead right from the start of the drag race, the BMW won by just a fifth of a second with 11.1s versus 11.3s for the Mercedes. It also won the brake test, stopping less than meter shorter than the AMG.
However, in the rolling race, the Mercedes AMG E 63 S outright dominated over the BMW, instantly accelerating and keeping the lead during the entire run.
Overall, both cars are amazing and represent the finest of German engineering.