Drag race: BMW M5 v Mercedes-AMG E63 S v Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid



19 July 2018

Which German uber-saloon is fastest: The BMW M5, Mercedes-AMG E63S or rather complicatedly-named Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid?

All have 4.0-litre V8 engines with two turbochargers attached, and all are big executive cars, and all have four-wheel drive, but beyond that they go about things in slightly different ways, as we’ll explain.

But only one can be quickest through 60mph, 100mph, a standing 1/4 mile and a standing 1/2 mile. Question is, which one?

We strap our timing gear to them, and run them head-to-head in an old-school shootout.


I like

E63 AMG. Would be my favourite to take home.

No manual – no fun

Peter Cavellini

No particular order….

 Panda era just because it gets off the line like a GTR no fuss no wheel spin it just goes, the Merc, it’s just a Hotrod with a longe interior and the M5?, well it may not have been the quickest in a straight line but I’d bet it does the twisty stuff a lot better than the other two.

Peter Cavellini.

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